Summary of research interests:
* Biogeography and biodiversity of Indo-Pacific coral reefs, including development of wide scale reef monitoring programmes.
* Marine habitat mapping in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean (e.g. Sri Lanka, Chagos, several British Overseas Territories in Caribbean); Inter-habitat interactions including human interactions with the marine environment. GIS based coastal zone management development for lesser developed countries.
*Research on consequences, recovery or recurrence of the recent episodes of massive reef mortality in the Indian ocean.
* Marine biodiversity research, using remote sensing in tropical marine ecosystems.
*Investigation of community changes along pollution and sedimentation gradients, including the development
and use of new and powerful non-parametric menthods of analysis.
*Research linking climate data to marine environmental changes (expecially reeef areas).
*Funded to produces series of interactive cd rooms for biodiversity mapping and to serve as taxonomic guides.
Sea surface temperature:
Charles Sheppard - Downloadable files: