The Spencer Gulf covers an area of diverse marine habitats ranging from algal forests to mangroves. But increasingly, threats from climate change, fishing, invasive species and more pose an increasing threat to these fragile ecosystems.
Dr Zoe Doubleday is part of a 60-person team to rapidly assess the multitude of threats to the many Spencer Gulf marine habitats. With only 6 months to conduct a risk assessment of the area, Doubleday talks us through the process of undertaking such a mammoth task.
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This seminar was featured at the Natural Resource Management (NRM) Science Conference, which showcased the science underpinning environmental decision making, policy and management in South Australia.