The Centre was established in 2000 in recognition of a history of sustained and internationally recognised excellence in research and postgraduate training in fish and fisheries biology. Our main objectives are to test traditional paradigms regarding fish and ecosystems and facilitate their sustainability. Our studies have focussed on the faunas and ecosystems of Western Australia, which have highlighted their uniqueness globally and refined our understanding of key aspects of fish biology and ecosystem function.
The quality of research and postgraduate training is reflected in members of the Centre having published over 600 papers in leading international journals, the receipt of very substantial funding from state and national sources and the graduation of approximately 80 PhD students.
• Undertake and publish innovative research that addresses fundamental questions in fisheries biology and fish and invertebrate ecology and evolution.
The Centre has two main research themes:
• Community ecology and ecosystem function.
The research activities in the Centre fall within three major research themes and a number of very active research units.
Students and training
The Centre provides many opportunities for training research students for Honours, Masters and PhD degrees.
News and events
Healthy Estuaries 2111 Full Report now available.