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The Aquatic Ecosystems Research group has been established at Murdoch University for over fifteen years.

Dr Jane Chambers and Associate Professor Belinda Robson provide academic leadership to a group of postdoctoral fellows and research students. The group has examined various aspects of wetlands, riverine and estuarine systems and their invertebrate and plant biota. Areas of particular research interests include: climate change adaptation for aquatic ecosystems, restoration of aquatic ecosystems and its effectiveness, refuges for freshwater biodiversity and connectivity among aquatic ecosystems at the  landscape-scale.

We are interested in supervision of Honours and postgraduate research students, so please contact us if you are interested in pursuing research in wetlands, riverine or estuarine systems.

Research, government and private sector bodies all fund work being undertaken by the AER group. We have a strong track record in both industry and competitive funding - see our publications and downloadable reports for examples.

Areas of Research

Turtle pic Areas of  experise include climate change adaptation for aquatic ecosystems, and environmental management.

Meet the team

Aquatic-Group-Photo web.jpgThe research team includes aquatic ecologists, with a range of expertise in management and restoration.

Higher Degrees by Research

Student conducting researchExciting research opportunities for postgraduate study exist with places in PhD and masters available now.