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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

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.

Caitlyn and volunteers

New research by Masters Student greatly welcomed

HDR student, Ms Caitlyn O’Dea, working with Government and community to improve management of South West wetland.

Monitoring site Geographe Bay

Preliminary results of seagrass monitoring program favourable

Seagrass health at Geographe Bay, WA is on the up and up

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