Research Areas provided by Queen's University Belfast, Marine Laboratory

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Climate change impacts on the coastal zone
Coastal marine ecosystems
Coastal ocean turbulence: physics and modelling
Coastal, shelf and estuarine hydrodynamics
Sea level change and impacts for society
Ecological modelling
Food web analysis and modelling
Habitat mapping
Marine systems modelling
Marine water quality
Ocean acidification and carbon feedbacks
Spatial analyses and habitat mapping
Species distribution models
Water quality monitoring and harmful algal blooms
Biochemical analysis of phytoplankton
Major nutrients
Algal biology
Ancient DNA; life history evolution
Animal movement
Behavioural ecology
Benthic communities and natural and anthropogenic impacts
Biodiversity and changes to ecosystem functionality
Cephalopod biology
Cetacean biology
Chemical pollutants; biomarkers; toxicology
Coastal marine biology
Conservation ecology and resource management
Conservation genetics
Crustacean biology
Deep sea biology, hydrothermal vent microbiology
Ecology - conservation
Ecology - Deep sea, pelagic and planktonic
Ecology - Echinoderm
Ecology - fish conservation
Ecology - Jellyfish
Ecology - Macroalgal
Ecology - Molecular
Ecology - non-native species and conservation
Ecology - pelagic
Ecology - population and community
Ecology - sandy beaches
Ecology - seabirds
Ecology - sharks
Ecology - Temporal and spatial behavioural ecology
Ecology - Zooplankton
Ecology – Marine invertebrates
Ecology – Marine Mammals
Ecology – Marine vertebrates
Ecosystems, ecosystem services, environmental change
Ecosystems, ecosystem services, environmental change
Evolutionary biology
Fish - marine predator ecology
Fish biology, behaviour, population dynamics, survey techniques
Fisheries, fish systematics, taxonomy and evolutionary processes
Foodweb dynamics, analysis and modelling
Immunology and physiology of marine invertebrates
Invasive species
Marine conservation
Marine food webs
Marine invertebrate physiology
Marine invertebrates
Marine mammal biology
Marine predator search strategies
Marine vertebrates
Migratory behaviour, search strategies, foraging by marine vertebrates
Migratory pattens of marine vertebrates
Ocean acidification - impact on ecosystems
Parasites and disease
Physiological responses to ocean acidification
Population biology
Population ecology of marine shellfish
Population modelling
Predator-prey interactions and predator search strategies
Primary production, phytoplankton physiology
Sustainable marine bioresources
Palaeoclimate, Palaeoclimatology and rapid climatic events
Ocean acidification
Conservation and environmental policy
Environmental science and policy
Fishing economies and businesses
Marine planning, Marine Protected Areas, marine reserves, no-take zones, marine conservation zones.
Marine environment
Algal biofuels
Coastal engineering
Energy and sustainability
Instruments for automated chemical analysis
Marine and offshore engineering systems
Marine structures
Tomographic modelling
Sustainable use of marine bio-resources