Indirect impacts of the range–extending sea urchin, Centrostephanus rogersii: a socioeconomic assessment

Supervisor team may include:

Dr John Keane

Dr Emily Ogier

Professor Caleb Gardner

Centrostephanus are continuing to expand down the east coast of Tasmania, resulting in destructive overgrazing of kelp habitats. While direct biological impacts have been well documented, economic and social implications are less understood. This project looks to define what fisheries/industries are most at risk should barrens continue to expand, and to quantify the social and economic impacts to regional areas, and Tasmania as a whole.

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 7, 2019