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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

Associate Professor Glenn Hyndes and Professor Ken Heck together with workshop attendees. Thumbnail

Tropicalisation of Seagrass Ecosystems examined

Seagrass experts come together for a 2 day workshop, December 2014.

Bardi Jawi range boat off Jalan reef. Thumbnail

ECU and CMER members in the Northwest Kimberley

In the last month, Dr Kathryn McMahon and Dr Christin Säwström from CMER conducted research in the Kimberley, based at the Kimberley Marine Research Station at Cygnet Bay.

Mats and Aurora checking out WA seagrasses. Thumbnail

Visitors to CMER

Centre delighted to host three visiting researchers in the next few months.

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