Combining the skill base of the former environment and systems groups, we take a holistic view of aquaculture development worldwide. The scope of the group is necessarily broad and our key areas of activity range from environmental modelling and spatial analysis, to biodiversity and new species, international development, livelihoods, value chains and life cycle analysis.
Our existing group of 20 research students represents about one third of the Institute's research postgraduates. The diversity of projects across the group is truly impressive and their work was showcased in the Institutes third biennial Postgraduate Research Conference in October 2012 and in the World Aquaculture Society meeting in Prague in September 2012.
We are also responsible for all postgraduate programme management, and almost 50% of the Institute's teaching portfolio.