Welcome to the Marine Management Research Group.
The group was established in 2002 under the leadership of Professor Lynnath Beckley to focus research and training at Murdoch University in the field of marine and coastal management. Our research interests include human use of the coast, marine protected areas, coastal fisheries, biological oceanography, coastal management, remote sensing and GIS applications to marine environmental monitoring.
At Murdoch, we have strong links with other researchers in the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Centre for Fish & Fisheries Research and the Marine & Freshwater Research Laboratory. We maintain research linkages with CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Australian Institute of Marine Science, the University of Western Australia, WA Department of Fisheries, WA Department of Environment and Conservation, Australian Museum, Oceanographic Research Institute (South Africa), EOMAP (Germany) and CSIC (Spain). Members of the group are actively involved with the Western Australian Marine Science Institution, WA Land Information System, WA Satellite Technology Application Centre, WA Integrated Marine Observing System, the Australian Marine Sciences Association and the international programme for Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemisty and Ecosystem Research.
The undergraduate units that we teach are usually taken by students enrolled in Marine Science, Environmental Science, Biology and Conservation Biology. They include Coastal and Marine Management, Geographical Information Systems and Environmental Monitoring.
Meet the team
Professor Lynnath Beckley, Dr Halina Kobryn and their team of researchers concentrating on marine management research.
Areas of Research
The research focus of this group is marine and coastal management of the Indian Ocean and particularly the coast of Western Australia.
Students within this group undertake a wide range of research projects from biological oceanography to remote sensing and GIS.