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.
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.
In world-first research, ECU researchers and an international team of collaborators have accurately quantified the amount of greenhouse gasses – or ‘blue carbon’ – being absorbed and emitted by Australian marine ecosystems.
New research outlines the most important challenges facing coastal ecosystems playing a huge role in offsetting climate change.
Members of the Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research (CMER) contribute to safeguarding the health of our estuaries
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