Our understanding of how we as humans affect and change coastal ecosystems is still limited. The ecosystems in the coastal zone are very complex and in constant change.
At CCR a number of approaches are being utilized to map the diversity and natural cycles of the marine biota. This knowledge then forms the basis for understanding how these ecosystems are responding to challenges related to human activities.
Researchers at CCR aim to characterize coastal ecosystems on all trophic levels, including a broad range of species. Cod, wrasse, lobster, trout, salmon, eel, bacteria, plankton, sea grass, kelps and oysters are some of the many organisms being studied.