Ecosystem Indicators

This research will create practical indicators of ocean status, use, connectivity and function.

By consolidating socio-economic and human indicators with aggregate indicators of ecosystem processes and drivers into one framework, this study will enhance the ability to inform and guide management strategies on ocean use and interventions — such as Marine Protected Areas — and evaluate ecosystem change, resilience and economic implications. 

 Principal investigators:

  • Paul Snelgrove, Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Megan Bailey, Canada Research Chair in Integrated Ocean and Coastal Governance; Assistant Professor, Marine Affairs Program, Dalhousie University