Summer 2013: what have we been doing?

In January and February 2013 the CBESS Team spent two weeks in the Essex Marshes and Morecambe Bay, respectively (the first of two field campaigns). Rain, hail, ice, snow and wind were overcome in order to collect enough samples at four spatial scales to quantify the biodiversity and related ecosystem services in two very different bio-geographical regions.

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The Cambridge Coastal Research Unit (University of Cambridge) will be presenting preliminary findings of their measurements at the INTECOL 2013 conference in London on Wednesday 21st August in the session on Marine Ecology with an oral presentation on “Dynamics of the coastal protection service of salt marshes across a UK west coast – east coast gradient”.