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Seagrass meadows and reefs in tropical and temperate Western Australia are sites of extreme biodiversity and endemism, globally. They are threatened by climate change and human development. Our major research programs address species diversity and distribution in relation to the physical environment, stress biology of individual species, biotic interactions like competition, herbivory and predation, and resilience of these ecosystems. 

Pilbara marine conservation

What are the impacts of grazing on growth rates in macrophyte communities associated with coral reefs?

Seagrass die-off in Cockburn Sound

What is the cause of seagrass die-off in Cockburn Sound?

Desalination and seagrass

What are the effects of desalination on seagrass communities?

Seagrass monitoring in Cockburn Sound

What are the long-term trends for seagrass health in Cockburn Sound?

Plant functional traits

How are seagrass functional traits linked to primary production?

Monitoring Shark Bay's seagrasses

What is the long-term trend for seagrass in Shark Bay, and is there recovery following the 2011 marine heatwave?

Browse basin benthos

What is the biodiversity and community structure of the marine benthic environment?

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