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The School of Natural Sciences prides itself on being a leader in research and teaching excellence in the areas of Biology, Environment and Chemistry. It is our commitment to this excellence that has resulted in biological and environmental courses receiving a five-star ranking from graduates Course Experience Questionnaires.

Student testimonials

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"My lecturers were passionate and committed."

Karina Inostroza

Marine and Freshwater Biology Honours student

Research activity

The School of Natural Sciences is home to the University Centre for Ecosystem Management and the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, two of the University's most productive research centres with a focus on application of high quality science to better manage natural systems.

News & events

Carnaby's black-cockatoos are endangered in Western Australia. Pic Jennie Stock. Thumbnail

Volunteers make the difference in cockatoo count

Without the help of hundreds of 'citizen scientists' there's no way we could possibly monitor the decline of one of WA's iconic, endangered birds, the Carnaby's black-cockatoo.

CMER were represented at the AMSA Conference 2015 by Roisin McCallum, Charlie Phelps, Simone Strydom, Kathryn McMahon and Paul Lavery. Thumbnail

The 52nd Annual AMSA conference “Estuaries to Oceans”

ECU marine scientists present their research at national conference.

Attendees at the 12th Annual AMSA student workshop held at Rottnest Island. Thumbnail

12th Annual AMSA student workshop

ECU well represented as marine science students present their research at Rottnest Island.

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