We use otolith biochronologies to show that the strength of a boundary current, modulated by the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, accounted
Evidence from the wild as to the ecological and evolutionary consequences of top predator depletions remains limited, especially in marine
We determined the conditions under which MPAs can effectively protect sharks along a wide gradient of reef accessibility, from the
We compiled 10 years of commercial fishing records from the Sea Around Us Project and derived relative abundance indices from
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
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.
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.