• Our Reports and Publications


    At People and the Sea, we aim to share all of our data, findings and related reports for the widest possible audience. In doing so, we hope to provide transparency to our work, as well as accumulating a database of information on which to build.

    All papers/articles found here have PDF links for download.

    End of a days diving, volunteers return to collate the research data from their dives

People and the Sea – Progress Update (2015 Activities)

Report detailing the conservation and volunteer activities for 2015 in the Philippines

The latter half of 2015 has seen the implementation in the field of a project that had been researched for over 2 years. In a little over four months, People and the Sea has created a sound platform from which to fulfil the objectives that had been set (see Executive Summary). In considering what we have achieved to date, we…

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Comparing diversity data collected using a protocol designed for volunteers with results from a professional alternative

PLEASE NOTE:  The FULL version of this article can be found here Ben G. Holt (1,2) & Rodolfo Rioja-Nieto (2,3) & M. Aaron MacNeil (4) & Jan Lupton (2) & Carsten Rahbek (1) 1 Department of Biology, Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15,Copenhagen DK-2100, Denmark; 2 Centre forMarine Resource Studies, School for Field Studies, 1West…

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Coral reef decline: The need for protection

Coral reefs are among the most productive and diverse ecosystems on Earth (Connell, 1978), They are critically important in supporting a vast biological diversity and genetic library for future generations (Moberg & Folke 1999). They provide goods, services and livelihoods for a vast number of people: seafood products, raw materials for medicines, jewellery and curio trade, live fish and coral…

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Benefits of Volunteer Based Research

Volunteer based research projects have seen a huge increase in numbers over the past three decades.  Moreover, it would seem that this growth is set to continue with new projects becoming available on a regular basis (Wearing 2001, Ellis 2003, Brown & Lehto 2005). These projects have been shown to recruit volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds in terms…

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