The Centre for Marine Ecosystem Research has an active research program that broadly spans the Centre's four main themes of habitat connectivity and tropic interaction, management of human impacts, conservation and fisheries biology, and stress and disturbance ecology. Listed below are projects our researchers are current working on.
- Beach wrack dynamics
- Do grazers and wave energy offset the effects of nutrient pollution on seagrasses?
- Fish biology and ecology in area closure planning
- Herbivory by Parma mccullochi (Pomacentridae): its role as an ecosystem engineer in temperate algal-dominated reefs
- Improving capacity to predict impacts of dredging - modelling light and seagrass responses
- Kelp wrack subsidising seagrass ecosystems
- Monitoring the health of seagrasses in Geographe Bay
- Predicting effects of climate change on seagrasses
- Protection of coastal ecosystems and marine resource management (CRN)
- Species diversity in the seagrass genus Posidonia
- Trophodynamics in coastal marine systems