Research

Effects of environmental change on seafood micronutrients

  • Research Theme
    Ecology & Biodiversity
  • Cross-disciplinary Theme(s)
    Climate Change
  • Funded By

    Australian Research Council (ARC)

  • Principal Investigator
  • Contributor(s)
  • Project Summary

    This project tracks variability in flows of essential micronutrients through marine food webs, to quantify how environmental changes will affect micronutrient supply to humans in seafood – findings that will be highly significant as governments grapple with increases in both malnutrition and ecological degradation.

    Expected outcomes: world-first models for accurately estimating nutrient production from SE Asian reef fisheries up to 2050, under conditions of predicted climate change.

    Major expected benefits: new capacity to plan for food and nutrition security into an uncertain future, for Australia, our region, and beyond; with improvements to human nutrition and health, in accord with UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger).

    Associated PhD projects will be advertised in 2021


    Images:

    • Above right: Randall Meng on Unsplash
    • Below: Duangphorn Wiriya on Unsplash

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Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
January 4, 2021