Estimating the cost of plastic pollution interventions

SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Estimating the cost of plastic pollution interventions

Plastic pollution in the oceans is one of the biggest issues we face as a planet.

New findings in the role fish play in balancing coral, algae

To better understand the balance between coral and algae, ASU scientists explored the role of herbivorous fish in keeping check on one of the main antagonists in coral-algae fight for reef space, known as “turf algae.” Senior Global Futures Scientist Greg Asner is co-author on a new paper by postdoc Shawna Foo.

Can market interventions make coral reef fisheries more sustainable?

The health of coral reefs has taken a massive hit due to overfishing, pollution and climate change, which has had a grave impact on reef ecosystems and the people who depend on these reefs for food and job security.

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Greg Asner, Haunani Kane discuss coral reefs, indigenous knowledges and role of youth for Earth Day Celebration

In addition to providing a glimpse into the Allen Coral Atlas, Asner and Kane spoke extensively about the importance of indigenous perspectives and knowledge in understanding the greater biodynamics of our oceans’ biomes such as coral reefs.

Deep-sea exploration breakthrough to guide future space exploration missions

Scientists from Arizona State University, who are a part of the Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) program, have pioneered a new approach to the scientific process of geochemical exploration for our Earth and beyond.

Mar. 25: Margaux Hein to discuss coral reef restoration

In this talk, one of the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science Monthly Seminars, Hein will review the status and trends in the field of coral reef restoration and present results from her research on its long-term effectiveness.

Next IASC event March 9-11: Fisheries and aquaculture commons

ASU hosts a series of Our Commons Future conference events to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers for the purpose of improving governance and management, advancing understanding, and creating sustainable solutions for commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resources.

Foo, Asner study uses satellites, field studies to improve coral reef restoration

A new study published in Restoration Ecology by researchers from Arizona State University’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science found evidence that POC levels are one of the most important factors in determining coral outplant survival.

Knowledge to outcomes in biodiversity conservation, talk

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m. PST, ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber delivered a virtual talk titled “Knowledge to outcomes in global biodiversity conservation.” This

Growth in plastic waste could exceed mitigation efforts

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and Associate Center Director of Biodiversity Valuation and Assessments Beth Polidoro published a Science article titled “Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution.”

Asner, Martin teach Hawaiian youth about coral reef conservation

ASU group is working to bring new educational opportunities to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Hawaiian communities to ensure that Native culture, customs and traditions are considered in coral reef resilience planning.

ASU joins global research cohort to launch new center focused on society’s relationship with oceans

ASU and Conservation International join more than 20 other institutions around the world that will provide research and expertise to support Ocean Nexus Center’s four areas of focus: human rights and human security, ocean economy, food safety and sovereignty, and regional fisheries policy.