Trophic Cascades in Coastal Ecosystems (CASCADES)

Trophic Cascades in Coastal Ecosystems (CASCADES)

Trophic Cascades in Coastal Ecosystems (CASCADES) 1920 1272 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) – Norway

The main objective of CASCADES is to uncover ecological connections between marine and terrestrial environments and find how anthropogenic impacts like fishing pressure can transfer from land to sea via food-web connections.

The project will also help to clarify how factors such as expansion of invasive species and reestablishment of native predators shape ecosystem dynamics of coastal environments. Our methods will rely on combining previously collected data from various monitoring programs and several new research initiatives within Norway and Scotland. The end results will aim to provide new insight and data to better address management options and restoration needs for coastal ecosystem communities and contribute to long-term and sustainable utilization of marine resources.

Start Date: 07/01/2023
End Date: 06/01/2027

Lead Contact: Arild Landa (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: Chilean Patagonia inner seas, North Atlantic Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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