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Functional and societal importance of biogenic reefs - Bill Sanderson

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Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology Open Day 2012.

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Functional and societal importance of biogenic reefs - Bill Sanderson

  1. 1. Functional and societalimportance of biogenic reefsand the role of MPAs in theirconservation Sanderson, W.G.
  2. 2. Background • 17 years in government agencies • marine ecologist / monitoring specialist • Spp & habs of nature conservation importance • biogenic structures • lagoons • habs that support higher predators2
  3. 3. Current research interests •Ecology, biodiversity, monitoring & societal benefits of: • MPAs • Habs of nature conservation importance • complex habs • Eg shellfish reefs • PMFs
  4. 4. Past work • Lindenbaum et al., JMBA 2008 • Rees et al., JMBA 2008 • Sanderson et al., JMBA 2008
  5. 5. Ongoing 2009 2D Stress: 0.13 2008 Unimpacted (2007 - 2009) 2009 Impacted (2008 & 2009) 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2007 2009 2008 2007 2008 2008 2009 2007 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2007 2009 2007 2008 2008 2008 2007 2009 2008
  6. 6. • 2007• Unimpacted
  7. 7. • 2009• Post impact
  8. 8. Impact North Llyn (Rob Cook) St Brides Bay (Mark Burton) North Llyn (Rohan Holt)
  9. 9. Ongoing Photo Rob Cook
  10. 10. Ongoing – essential fish
  11. 11. Ongoing - restoration
  12. 12. Ongoing – MPA connectivity andmanagement
  13. 13. Next– indicators in MSFD and MPAs

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