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Offshore oil and gas platforms as novel ecosystems

Offshore oil and gas platforms as novel ecosystems

In collaboration with Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia (VOGA) we are investigating the ecology of offshore oil and gas platforms. Many of the world’s oil and gas platforms will reach their end-of-life in the next 10-20 years, with the global decommissioning industry expected to be worth US$82 Billion by 2040 ...
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Far from home: Distance patterns of global fishing fleets

Far from home: Distance patterns of global fishing fleets

Postwar growth of industrial fisheries catch to its peak in 1996 was driven by increasing fleet capacity and geographical expansion. An investigation of the latter, using spatially allocated reconstructed catch data to quantify “mean distance to fishing grounds,” found global trends to be dominated by the expansion histories of a small number of distant-water fishing countries ...
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Prof. Daniel Pauly to deliver public lecture at UWA

Prof. Daniel Pauly to deliver public lecture at UWA

World-leading fisheries expert Prof. Daniel Pauly will deliver a free public lecture at the University Club of Western Australia, UWA on the role of oxygen in the responses of fishes to a warming ocean. The event is supported by the UWA Institute of Advanced Studies ...
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Science that matters

Our goal is to make a difference

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  

Multidisciplinary approach

Our skill set is as broad as our range of interests

With strong expertise in areas such as quantitative and behavioural ecology, statistical modelling, environmental monitoring, molecular biology, or wildlife genetics.

Teamwork focus

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.

Big picture thinking

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.