The Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research undertakes applied and fundamental research to improves understanding of coastal marine ecosystems. Broadly, the research investigates ecological processes in coastal marine systems and how these respond to pressures, either natural or human-induced. The Centre's main research themes are:
The Centre is home to a group of researchers providing innovative and relevant research in marine and estuarine ecosystems supporting local, national and international researchers and managers. Centre members have strong links to wide range of industry and government partners, including conservation and fisheries agencies, the oil and gas industry and the mining sector. They also have strong links to collaborators in a range of leading universities, including the University of Stockholm, the University of Southern Alabama, the University of the Canary Islands, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), the University of Copenhagen and several Australian universities.
Recent research partnerships include:
Professor Paul Lavery, Associate Professor Glenn Hyndes.
WA Department of Fisheries, CSIRO, Department of Defence, Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Planning and Infrastructure.