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.
900 moorings believed to have devastated 48,000m2 of seagrass from Rottnest Island’s bays.
Researchers are assessing the genetic diversity and population connectivity of seagrass meadows in the Pilbara.
Initial findings from the annual assessment of seagrass in Georgraphy Bay show that the seagrasses continue to look healthy.