This Collection consists of contributions to the second Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation, which took place on the 1st-5th February 2016 in Olhão, Portugal.
The Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation 2016 was an initiative of the MARES Consortium and EuroMarine Network and attracted around 200 attendees from across the world. It presented a unique opportunity to bring together marine scientists, educators, and non-academic stakeholders to address the main issues regarding the impact of human activities on the natural marine environment. The conference was dynamic and innovative, by providing a mixture of oral presentations, scientific exhibitions and training workshops.
More information on the Mares Conference 2016 can be found at www.maresconference.eu.
The collection contains selected abstracts of presentations given at the Mares Conference on Marine Ecosystems Health and Conservation 2016 which are being published via PeerJ PrePrints and PeerJ articles.