Friday, 2 September 2011

Biodiversity study on East Sands

Researchers from the Sediment Ecology Research Group study biodiversity and ecosystem function on the rocky shore at East Sands, St Andrews. The work was carried out as part of MarBEF, a network of excellence funded by the European Union and consisting of 94 European marine institutes. The purpose of the project was to act as a platform to integrate and disseminate knowledge and expertise on marine biodiversity, with links to researchers, industry, stakeholders and the general public. The work was within the experimental project BIOFUSE (Effects of biodiversity on the functioning and stability of marine ecosystems).