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Rebuilding coastal ecosystems

Tuesday 5 November 2019 8:49am

Sampling kelp from a coastline thumbNewsroom reports on an MBIE-funded project restoring coastal environments by supporting kelp forests. University of Otago's Department of Marine Science leads the Smart Ideas Grant project.

Associate Professor Chris Hepburn, Principal Investigator, says the several strands of work will not only help maintain and restore the values of the local coastal environments, but also importantly build tools that allow for local action to deal with climate change.

The project will work closely with partners at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Pāua Industry Council, Otago Rock Lobster Association, and is supported by longstanding relationships and research partnerships such as Te Tiaki Mahinga Kai.

Read the full article in Newsroom:
Giant kelp project to boost NZ's coastal ecosystems (newsroom.co.nz website)