Saving seagrasses from dredging

The timing of dredging activities is the key to helping preserve one of the world’s most productive ecosystems – seagrass meadows. These meadows are among the most underappreciated, but most important ecosystems on the planet; vanishing at the same rate as tropical rainforests and coral reefs. New research can provide answers on when and how much to dredge via an ‘ecological window’, using statistical modelling that provides up to a fourfold reduction in the time it takes for seagrass to recover.

Chief Investigators

Close up shot of vibrant green seagrass