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The School of Natural Sciences prides itself on being a leader in research and teaching excellence in the areas of Biology, Environment and Chemistry. It is our commitment to this excellence that has resulted in biological and environmental courses receiving a five-star ranking from graduates Course Experience Questionnaires.

Student testimonials

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"Chemistry is challenging but ECU brings it to life."

Mathew Winters

Applied Chemistry graduate

Research activity

The School of Natural Sciences is home to the University Centre for Ecosystem Management and the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, two of the University's most productive research centres with a focus on application of high quality science to better manage natural systems.

News & events

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School of Natural Sciences, Postgraduate Student Inaugural Symposium

Discover the important research currently being undertaken by postgraduate students at the School of Natural Sciences, Postgraduate Student Inaugural Symposium. Register to attend on Friday, 19 June 2015 from 8.30am at ECU's Joondalup Campus.

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Looking at the health of the bay

ECU researchers monitor impacts of agriculture urbanisation on health of seagrass meadows in Geographe Bay.

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Perth arsonists put lizards at risk

More species of reptile call Perth home than any city in the world but arsonists are putting our scaly citizens at risk according to new ECU research.

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