Current research projects
From exploitation of key fisheries to conservation of endangered species, marine management relies critically on science and research to inform policy decisions. Many SIMS scientists study commercial or threatened species or habitats, and work closely with government bodies to ensure that their research is relevant and accessible to decision makers. This research is very diverse, and covers both the very largest and the smallest of marine organisms, ranging from studies of how to manage tourism during whale migrations to the control of microbial pathogens of oysters.
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- Making mud pies in Sydney Harbour
- Artificial structures and non-indigenous species - the evil twins?
- Seagrass Friendly Moorings
- Encouraging Native Water Rats
- Effects of ocean acidification on gene expression in invertebrate development
- Sydney Rock Oysters - Prolonged exposure to contaminants
- Ecology of limpets on NSW rocky shores
- Climate Proofing the Sydney Rock Oyster industry
- Beach Erosion in Port Stephen Estuaries
- Restoration of Missing Underwater Forests in Sydney
- Environmental Stress, Chemical Defences and Disease in the Habitat Forming Kelp Ecklonia Radiata
- Importance of habitat forming species for coastal biodiversity