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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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"My lecturers were passionate and committed."

Karina Inostroza

Marine and Freshwater Biology Honours student

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

The rainbow bee-eater is one of the most beautiful birds in Australia. Photo by Jennie Stock. Thumbnail

Stunner doesn’t mind getting down and dirty

The Rainbow Bee-eater is a sight to behold, gracing the sky with its splendid plumage of dazzling golden, emerald, and sapphire plumage, and bright red eyes.

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ECU offers Industry Engagement PhD Scholarship in Natural Sciences

Are you thinking of furthering your career with a research degree and solving real world problems?

A fat-tailed dunnart captured during fauna surveys at Charles Darwin Reserve. The pink mark on the ear is a temporary mark used for population studies. Photo credit: Joe Krawiec. Thumbnail

Pint-sized marsupial punches above its weight

The fat-tailed dunnart might look cute but the mouse-sized marsupial’s harmless exterior belies a ferocious spirit – they’ve been known to kill snakes and other predators when cornered.

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