Life history and dispersal of the alien seaweed Sargassum muticum in Scottish coastal waters: an individual-based modelling approach

  • Chen, Bingzhang (Principal Investigator)
  • Blight, Andrew (Co-investigator)
  • Paterson, David (Co-investigator)

Project: Research - Studentship

Project Details


This project will address the key factors driving the expansion of the invasive seaweed Sargassum muticum in Scottish coastal waters. As invasive species tend to have negative impacts on key ecosystem services such as aquaculture, recreation and marine transportation, elucidating the mechanisms that lead to the successful invasion of Sargassum muticum will contribute to our understanding of Sargassum muticum expansion and may allow management to preserve the key ecosystem services of our coastal seas.


Scottish Universities Partnership for Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership (SUPER DTP) project
Short titleModeling invasive seaweed
Effective start/end date1/10/1931/03/23


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