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Thomas Wernberg

Thomas Wernberg

Thomas Wernberg is a professor at the University of Western Australia. His work focuses on the impacts of climate and human pressure, on the resilience of marine communities to stress and disturbance. His research bridges biogeography, ecology and physiology, and aims to provide information to support management strategies needed to ameliorate the impacts of humans in marine ecosystems now and in the future.

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A kelp forest in the Sitka Sound is seen in this photo. (Alaska ShoreZone Program Photo/NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC; Courtesy of Mandy Lindeberg, NOAA/NMFS/AKFSC)

Ever heard of ocean forests? They’re larger than the Amazon and more productive than we thought

By: , and - September 20, 2022

Amazon, Borneo, Congo, Daintree. We know the names of many of the world’s largest or most famous rainforests. And many of us know about the world’s largest span of forests, the boreal forests stretching from Russia to Canada. But how many of us could name an underwater forest? Hidden underwater are huge kelp and seaweed […]