Drivers of abundance and spatial distribution of reef-associated sharks in an isolated atoll reef system
Congratulations to Jem Turner, who was recently awarded the Ernest Hodgkin Memorial Prize in Marine Science in recognition of her
Mark your diaries! Fisheries expert Prof. Daniel Pauly will take a historical look at our relationship with the oceans and
Reef sharks may influence the foraging behaviour of mesopredatory teleosts on coral reefs via both risk effects and competitive exclusion.
Within-species variation in social structure has attracted interest recently because of the potential to explore phenotypic plasticity and, specifically, how
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Our research boasts high academic and real-life impacts. It is used to directly inform and influence both policy and management actions on national and international scales. We are also a member group of the Ocean Science Council of Australia (OSCA), an independent consortium of leading Australian experts concerned with advancing marine conservation.
Prof. Jessica Meeuwig (middle) was a finalist in the 2012 WA Science Ambassador Awards
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With strong expertise in areas such as quantitative and behavioural ecology, statistical modelling, environmental monitoring, molecular biology, or wildlife genetics.
When it comes to ocean conservation, two brains are often better than one
We collaborate both nationally and internationally to deliver on-the-ground outcomes and tackle problems of local, regional and global significance.
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Our vision is global, with partnerships and field programmes in most ocean basins either side of the Equator.
Past and current sampling sites include: Western Australia, Palau, New Caledonia, the Chagos Archipelago, Tonga, French Polynesia, the Savage Islands (Ilhas Selvagens), The Philippines, Clipperton, the Revillagegido Islands, and the Gulf of Oman.