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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.

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

Holly Winkle

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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

Algae and other organic matter trapped in a Posidonia australia meadow (Albany, WA) contributing to long-term accumulation rate of carbon stocks. Thumbnail

New paper quantifies the blue carbon stocks

Congratulations to Rozaimi on the publication of the second paper from his PhD research. His latest publication in Estuarine & Coastal Shelf Science is titled “Long-term carbon storage and its recent loss in an estuarine Posidonia australis meadow (Albany, Western Australia)”.

A Posidonia australis seagrass bank, with super-imposed profile of human metal pollution at different depths (= ages) in the seagrass sediment. The largest increase in metal pollution occurred in the last 100 years. Thumbnail

Seagrasses reveal the history of human contamination in estuaries

Within the latest publication by CMER researchers they reconstruct the contamination history of Oyster Harbour using the sediments of a Posidonia australis meadow as an archive.

Professor Thomas Schlacher from the University of the Sunshine Coast joins CMER as a visiting academic until December 2015. Thumbnail

CMER welcomes visiting academic

Marine scientist Professor Thomas Schlacher will be joining the Centre until December 2015.

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