Effects of local and global environmental changes on aquatic ecosystems
Aquatic ecosystems (e.g., coral reefs, estuaries, rivers, lakes) are at risk of ecological deterioration due to increasing local environmental changes and/or global climate changes. Brunei Darussalam has unique marine and freshwater ecosystems throughout the country but many of the environments have not been explored and monitored in details. This research project aims (1) to study the biological (e.g., diversity and physiology of primary producers) and chemical (e.g., organic matter, nutrients) conditions of the present aquatic ecosystems in Brunei, (2) to understand biogeochemical cycles, and (3) to develop a strategy for its conservation and management.
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