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Effect of marine protected areas on biodiversity and trophodynamics in the southeastern part of The Philippines


This PhD project aims to test the effects of name protected areas on biodiversity and trophic interactions at the basis of food webs in seagrass beds. Structural, functional and genetic diversity will be analysed. As the selected MPAs are under community-based coastal resource management, the outcome of this research will directly benefit the local community.

Intervention type

ICP PhD Scholarships


01/10/2013 - 30/07/2018

This project is being implemented in:
Local supervisor Lea Angsinco-Jimenez
Flemish supervisor Marleen De Troch
Local partner institution Universiteit Gent
Local partner institution Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
Budget € 105.768
Scholar Chelmarie Joy Sanchez Clavano