• Our Reports and Publications


    In this section you will find a selection of the People and the Sea work. This includes not only reports and scientific papers produced by our team on site, but also research papers written by under/post graduate candidates, who were hosted by the People and the Sea Team to facilitate and supervise the conduct of their academic theses.

    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

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…

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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…

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