Dr Jordi Pages Fauria
Room: 325 Westbury Mount Phone: 01248 388617
I am a Sêr Cymru fellow within the NRN-LCEE funded project RESILCOAST that aims at integrating ecosystem resilience into coastal planning for the persistence of natural flood protection and wetland ecosystem services.
I have strong interests in theoretical and experimental ecology, particularly that of a multi-disciplinary nature. My research history prior to joining RESILCOAST concerned 5 main interest areas:
- Study of biotic interactions, particularly herbivory, plant-animal and predator-prey interactions.
- Landscape ecology, especially to understand the drivers of spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem processes such herbivory, production or reproduction in seagrasses.
- Effects of disturbances on plant and animal species.
- Ecosystem stability and alternative stable states in macrophyte systems.
- Drivers of animal movement and consequences of the interaction landscape-behaviour on ecosystem function.
In RESILCOAST, I am leading the development of a systematic review to assess the vulnerability of salt marshes to extreme events. I am also assessing how ecosystem services, such as carbon storage and grazing, vary in dynamic ecosystems that suffer transitions between vegetated and unvegetated states.