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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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"The emphasis on practical learning at ECU helped me transition smoothly into the workplace."

David Weir

Environmental 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

Subterranean water right before reaching the coastline, forming a small stream on the beach of Les Fonts (Alcossebre, Castelló). Photo: J. Garcia-Orellana. Thumbnail

Oceansā€™ nutrient levels topped up by groundwater

Groundwater entering the Mediterranean Sea could be 15 times greater than water entering the sea from rivers according to new research.

In the field: identifying, weighing and measuring captured animals. Thumbnail

Short course: Techniques in Wildlife Conservation

This course is for those who wish to gain practical skills in faun survey techniques and handling native animals. 30-31 March and 7-11 April 2015.

The Coring Team: Paul, Oscar, Tim Kildea (SA Water), Warwick Noble, Sam Gaylard, Matt Nelson (all EPA South Aust.) and Miguel-Ángel. Some of the fruits of our labours can be seen in the EPA boat! Thumbnail

CMER researchers coring the South Australian Gulfs

A major field trip by CMER researchers to South Australian Gulfs to core seagrass meadows will be used to reveal recent pollution history.

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