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Project Leader(s): 

Dr. Jon Grant , Dalhousie University

Project team: 
Dr. Mike Dowd, Dalhousie University
Funding period: 
April 1, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Coastal resources are essential for their ability to provide ecosystem services valued by society including food, shoreline protection, flood control, recreation, and water purification (Costanza et al. 1997). This research project seeks to utilize mathematical and statistical techniques to predict the distribution of essential marine habitat and aid in its conservation. The research team is attempting to represent living biomass and associated ecosystems via quantitative descriptions of the physical and geological variables perceived to shape their habitat space.