Marine science

When you undertake a Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science at UON you will build up your experience through practical activities in a range of marine habitats where you will learn to collect, analyse and present information appropriate for your career. The Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science allows you to tailor your program to your interests through a wide range of minors while obtaining the core skill for a career relating to coastal and marine environments. This program will help you increase your employability by complimenting traditional science learning in marine and coastal environmental studies with a number of study areas, such as animal biology, education studies, social science and environmental regulation. While undertaking your degree you will have access to boats and field equipment plus a dedicated marine science lab used for undergraduate and postgraduate research activities. If you have an interest in learning about marine environments, their ecosystems and natural processes this is the degree for you.

Associate Professor Troy Gaston

Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Bycatch reduction in fisheries, Ecosystem processes, Marine ecology

Dr Megan Huggett

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Bacterioplankton, Environmental change, Marine Ecology

Associate Professor Bill Leggat

Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Anthropogenic impacts, Climate change, Coral

Dr Geoff MacFarlane

Senior Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Estuarine and marine ecotoxicology

Dr Margaret Platell

Lecturer/Web Learn Tutor Env & Life Sciences
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Benthic ecological processes, Fishing and aquaculture impacts, Food webs

Associate Professor Hannah Power

Associate Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

coastal environments including sandy beaches, estuaries, rocky shores, and coral reefs; coastal processes including ocean waves, tides, and currents; coastal hazards including wave overwash and tsunami; climate change impacts on coasts; geographic information systems (GIS); field experiments; numerical modelling

Dr Vincent Raoult

Post Doctoral Researcher/Casual Academic/Casual Academic/Casual Web Learn Tutor Env & Life Sciences/Casual Academic/Casual Senior Research Assistant
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Dr Maria Schreider

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Algae, Bioindicators, Ecology

Dr Michael Stat

Lecturer
School of Environmental and Life Sciences

Coral reefs, Environmental DNA, Genetics

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