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The Centre for Ecosystem Management is one of ECU’s most productive research centres. Our researchers have diverse research interests that include freshwater ecosystems, ecological water requirements, conservation biology, ecophysiology, semi-arid environments, the ecology of forests and woodlands and the cultural ecology of wetlands and other landscapes.


The Centre for Ecosystem Management is involved in diverse research activities across our specialised research groups and key research areas.

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Carnaby's black-cockatoos are endangered in Western Australia. Pic Jennie Stock. Thumbnail

Volunteers make the difference in cockatoo count

Without the help of hundreds of 'citizen scientists' there's no way we could possibly monitor the decline of one of WA's iconic, endangered birds, the Carnaby's black-cockatoo.

A bearded dragon in Kings Park. Pic by Rob Davis. Thumbnail

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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