Coastal ecosystems and climate change

Megan Saunders' research


My research focuses on the effects of environmental factors, human stressors, and management actions on marine ecosystems.

I employ a combination of modelling, field and laboratory approaches in my research, which I use to help identify management and policy recommendations to mitigate negative impacts of human stressors on marine ecosystems. My research has been funded in part through a number of competitive fellowships and awards.

Interdisciplinary collaborations are a foundation of my research program, and to this end I work closely with ecologists, engineers, economists, geographers, conservation planners and lawyers.

I communicate science in peer-reviewed publications, presentions, social media, traditional media, and short videos.

Contact me

Email: megan.saunders(at)

Twitter: @saunders_meg

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