Module 3: Marine ecosystems and climate change
Welcome to Module 3 of our “Marine conservation in the Maldives” course. In this third module, our invited lecturers will introduce you to the major marine ecosystems that can be found in the Maldives, their most important threats and some solutions to local and global problems.
By the end of this module, you will learn that:
- coral reef ecosystems are among the most productive in the world but also among the most fragile;
- local and global stressors can affect reef survival;
- coral reef health is dependent on microbes among other parameters;
- a reef that is damaged will have less resilience (and thus less chance of surviving) in case of sea temperature raises.