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Overview

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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"ECU provided me with all of the theory and field experience I needed for the real world."

Holly Winkle

Marine and Freshwater Science 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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Battle between Seagrass and Boat Moorings

900 moorings believed to have devastated 48,000m2 of seagrass from Rottnest Island’s bays.

Microbes could be a cheap and effective measure of environmental health in mine rehabilitation. Pic Mark Lund. Thumbnail

Tiny creatures to inform our biggest industry

Could tiny microbes living in rivers of the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales hold the key to improved rehabilitation of mine sites?

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Managing seagrass - a genetic perspective

Researchers are assessing the genetic diversity and population connectivity of seagrass meadows in the Pilbara.

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