The study on marine and coastal ecosystem includes the sandy beaches, rocky shores, coral reefs, mangrove, estuaries and the open sea. In this research area, emphasis will be given on the processes and dynamics of these ecosystems, in relation with biotic and abiotic factors. The ecological and economic importance of each ecosystem will be emphasized. Research in this area also involves practical experience in sampling inventory and various field and lab-based measurement techniques. By studying the marine and coastal ecosystem, students are able to understand the flora and fauna adaptations to different ecosystems, which are currently threatened by humans and what options exist for dealing with these problems. This field of study is also inclusive of cultivation of marine organisms for food and other products.
Research Thrust Areas
Marine & Coastal Ecosystem
- Mangrove Ecosystem
- Marine Pollution & Toxicology
- Coral reefs Ecosystems
- Integrated Coastal Zone Management