Artificial Structures as Marine Habitats

With close to half of the world’s population residing in coastal areas, humans rely on marine environments for a range of services. These are supported by an extensive artificial infrastructure from purposely designed reefs, to piers and marinas. All marine infrastructure acts as a habitat regardless of its primary role. The risks and opportunities associated with marine construction, including artificial reefs and future blue-sky possibilities, are explored.

Dr Valeriya Komyakova is an environmental scientist who aims to understand and manage human impacts on the marine environment with a strong solution development focus.

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