Investigating the impacts of ocean stressors
Jason’s pioneering technique of using underwater volcanic areas high in CO2 as natural analogues for future climate change has become a sector standard, 在太平洋被采纳, 加勒比地区和欧洲. 他的研究, based largely in coastal waters of the Mediterranean and Asia, 已经发现了高二氧化碳 waters can weaken the skeletons of marine life, reducing marine biodiversity as a result. 他已经证明了 how ocean acidification affects fish reproduction and how molluscs adapt and respond to these conditions, sacrificing their shell growth as a trade-off for survival.
在研究火山渗漏之前, he was awarded a prestigious Royal Society University 研究 Fellowship in 2003 to study deep-water corals. 他的研究 in this area has featured discovering deep-water reefs in UK waters and being one of the first to see pristine reefs in the Arctic basin, gathering critical evidence that led to protection of both environments.
Ocean acidification ‘could have consequences for millions’
The time is ripe for a ‘Paris Agreement for the oceans’, with the specific target to minimise and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels. Read more about ocean acidification
Jason has also collaborated with Dr Kate Crawfurd to design an Ocean Organ with the aim to help visualise the effects of carbon dioxide on the oceans. 观看海洋器官的活动.
杰森和他的合作者 RELIONMED are researching methods of tackling invasive lionfish that, due to the widening of the Suez Canal and rising sea temperatures, have populated the Mediterranean and disrupted the local ecosystem. 由€1.7 million from the EU Life Programme, the project is coordinating activities including early surveillance and detection and a removal response strategy, plus working with local communities on how they may be able to turn the invasion into opportunities for new markets.
哈佛大学正教授 the University of Tsukuba, Jason works on the biological effects of 不断上升的二氧化碳水平. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Xiamen University (China) and one of two Principal Investigators on a US$ 400K grant investigating plankton dynamics in a warming acidifies and nutrient-rich 沿海地区.
“失重, 在三维空间移动, is like being an astronaut; there’s no feeling quite like diving.”
To enquire about future collaborations, please contact 霍尔斯宾塞教授杰森
With global problems, we need to focus on solutions rather than just listing what is wrong. We have demonstrated how ocean stressors are having direct impacts on marine life and we have worked with communities and influenced policies to enact better protections.
But how we get our energy and food has to change radically. Cutting carbon emissions and doing what we can to reduce warming of the planet is critical, and we need to work together internationally to make rapid changes.
World number one for marine impact
We are ranked first out of 379 institutions worldwide against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal number 14: life below water.
The award recognises the quality of our marine research and teaching as well as our efforts to reduce the impact of campus activities on the marine environment. The Times Higher Education 影响 Rankings are the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our marine and maritime excellence in world-leading research informs policy agendas for the sustainable management of ocean resources. Our work has significantly improved how to forecast extreme coastal events and their impact on communities. We were the first to study the ecological effects of ocean acidification, and now lead the UK agenda for offshore renewable energy. On national and international levels, 365足彩外围网站app影响了关键政策, 保护实践, 应对气候变化, 公众对海事问题的看法, and are defining the pathways toward tangible solutions.
The culture of close collaboration across the city with researchers, 政策制定者, and local businesses has resulted in 普利茅斯’s nomination for the UK’s first National Marine Park – an initiative underpinned by research at the University.