At the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER) we use applied and fundamental research to improve our understanding of the ecological processes of coastal marine systems, and how these respond to both natural and human induced pressures.
The centre conducts research across the themes of:
Research in these themes encompasses a wide range of reef and seagrass ecosystems, from tropical to temperate environments.
ECU researchers monitor impacts of agriculture urbanisation on health of seagrass meadows in Geographe Bay.
Groundwater entering the Mediterranean Sea could be 15 times greater than water entering the sea from rivers according to new research.
A major field trip by CMER researchers to South Australian Gulfs to core seagrass meadows will be used to reveal recent pollution history.