Marine Sciences

Our Marine Sciences staff, students and volunteers research into the animals of Australian waters and beyond. The department's specialities include:

  • Animal identification and classification (taxonomy);
  • Origins and evolution (systematics and phylogeny);
  • Animal biodiversity and distributions (biogeography and bioregionalisation);
  • Marine ecology (life history, reproductive biology, behaviour, toxicity and chemical evolution); and
  • Conservation and resource management (human impacts including climate change, marine protected areas, fisheries resources and introduced species).