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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.

Research themes

The centre conducts research across the themes of:

  • habitat connectivity and trophic interactions;
  • management of human impacts;
  • conservation and fisheries biology; and
  • stress disturbance ecology.

Research in these themes encompasses a wide range of reef and seagrass ecosystems, from tropical to temperate environments.

News & events

CMER were represented at the AMSA Conference 2015 by Roisin McCallum, Charlie Phelps, Simone Strydom, Kathryn McMahon and Paul Lavery. Thumbnail

The 52nd Annual AMSA conference “Estuaries to Oceans”

ECU marine scientists present their research at national conference.

Attendees at the 12th Annual AMSA student workshop held at Rottnest Island. Thumbnail

12th Annual AMSA student workshop

ECU well represented as marine science students present their research at Rottnest Island.

Simone Strydom and her seagrass aquarium tanks at ECU. Thumbnail

Dredging: not a colourful outlook for seagrass growth

Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research student grant win supports light quality research on seagrasses.

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