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At the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER) we use applied and fundamental research to improve our understanding of the ecological processes of coastal marine systems, and how these respond to both natural and human induced pressures.

Research themes

The Centre conducts research across the themes of:

Research in these themes encompasses a wide range of reef and seagrass ecosystems, from tropical to temperate environments.

News & events

CMER group at AMSA 2019

CMER research attracts national interest

Members of the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER) contribute to safeguarding the health of our estuaries

Masters Candidate Caitlyn O'Dea

Masters student receives award at marine conference

Congratulations to Masters Candidate Caitlin O’Dea, on receiving award for best student presentation at 2019 Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) conference

Ghost crab

Much like kids, ghost crabs will always pick fish fingers over vegetables

One of our most common beach crabs eats just like a picky two-year-old, according to new research from Edith Cowan University.

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