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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, Chemistry and Brewing. 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

  • Dr Alexander Watson

    "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

ECU's Dr David Goodall celebrated his 100th birthday on April 4.

Celebrating a century

He may have officially retired more than 35 years ago, but this respected botanist and ecologist still turns up to work at ECU every day – including his 100th birthday.

Divers sampling in an Amphibolis seagrass meadow

New paper on seagrass response to and recovery from light reduction

Journal published paper demonstrating effects of light exposure on seagrass Amphibolis griffithii.

Splendid fairy wrens like this one will be adversely impacted by the spread of dieback through Banksia woodlands according to new ECU Research.

Birds at risk from dieback

Native birds are a little known victim of dieback in the South West of Western Australia according to a new study by ECU researchers.

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