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.
Within the latest publication by CMER researchers they reconstruct the contamination history of Oyster Harbour using the sediments of a Posidonia australis meadow as an archive.
Marine scientist Professor Thomas Schlacher will be joining the Centre until December 2015.
They produce half the world’s oxygen and help offset climate change but there’s a huge amount we don’t know about these tiny, mysterious creatures. But a new ECU project hopes to change that.