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Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms

We supervise projects in experimental marine ecology; we would like to support you to develop your own research interests in marine ecology. more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor), Figueira, William (Associate Professor)

Can encrusting seaweeds defend themselves? A new direction in marine ecology

Many plants in the terrestrial biomes can turn defences against herbivory on and off in response to specific cues from consumers or nearby herbivory events. This can modify the beha more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Any spot on the shore? The things that drive the spatial distribution of intertidal animals

There is still a major issue in animal ecology; what controls the spatial arrangements of animals. Most of the research underpinning our understanding of spatial distributions in ma more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Rehabilitation of Estuarine Ecosystems: Boosting biodiversity and ecosystem function

Sydney Harbour still has significant sediment contamination. Much is a legacy from past industry with ongoing inputs now controlled. Despite this, much of the waterway remains degr more...

Supervisor(s): Coleman, Ross (Professor), Vila-Concejo, Ana (Associate Professor)

Improving the Health of Urbanised Estuaries

Degraded estuaries, such as those in close proximity to urbanization, have a limited capacity to process contaminants as they have lost animals key to improving sediment and water q more...

Supervisor(s): Bugnot, Ana (Dr), Coleman, Ross (Professor)

Assessing the range expansion of hard corals into temperate waters

The subtropical endemic coral Pocillopora alicia has recently been observed off the coast of Sydney. This project will seek to document the extent of coverage of this species and to more...

Supervisor(s): Figueira, William (Associate Professor), Sommer, Brigitte (Dr)

Science-driven, integrated management of Sydney estuary, NSW

This proposal is for the construction of a comprehensive spatial database with which managers can interrogate, in real time, all available physical, chemical and environmental infor more...

Supervisor(s): Birch, Gavin (Associate Professor)