ECU’s Centre for Ecosystem Management has made a longstanding contribution to ecological research within Australia. Established in 1995, the Centre continues to adopt a comprehensive approach to ecosystem research, with members of the Centre fostering an awareness and understanding of the environment, and demonstrating a commitment to the maintenance of biodiversity, sustainability, and the improvement in the quality of life through their research interests.
Our dedicated Centre members, research fellows, postgraduate students, and adjunct researchers work closely with national, state, and local government, conservation groups, and community, industry, consultants, and other research institutions with the aim of achieving effective ecosystem management, conservation and ecological research. Through our diversity, our researchers are able to gain a deeper understanding of ecological processes and the subsequent challenges imposed through human activity and, through our range of affiliations, communicate these to the wider community.
The Centre provides opportunities in postgraduate studies, and welcomes visiting researchers, interns, and volunteers to be part of a professional and successful research centre.