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Overview

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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"After completing postgraduate studies at ECU, I now work for the Wilderness Society helping to protect, promote and restore Australia's Wild Country."

Dr Alexander Watson

Environmental Management graduate

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

In the field: identifying, weighing and measuring captured animals. Thumbnail

Short course: Techniques in Wildlife Conservation

This course is for those who wish to gain practical skills in faun survey techniques and handling native animals. 30-31 March and 7-11 April 2015.

The Coring Team: Paul, Oscar, Tim Kildea (SA Water), Warwick Noble, Sam Gaylard, Matt Nelson (all EPA South Aust.) and Miguel-Ángel. Some of the fruits of our labours can be seen in the EPA boat! Thumbnail

CMER researchers coring the South Australian Gulfs

A major field trip by CMER researchers to South Australian Gulfs to core seagrass meadows will be used to reveal recent pollution history.

Associate Professor Glenn Hyndes and Professor Ken Heck together with workshop attendees. Thumbnail

Tropicalisation of Seagrass Ecosystems examined

Seagrass experts come together for a 2 day workshop, December 2014.

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