Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre

Welcome to the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre‚Äč

Members of the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC) address a broad range of research questions, from the effects of environmental stress on microbes and developing embryos to the management of large scale impacts, such as global climate change. Our research has a marine biological focus but also draws on ideas and theories from other realms. We have excellent links with external organisations, both regionally, and via numerous international collaborations. We encourage the active participation of our students in our research.


The Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre (MBERC) conducts research across a wide range of subject areas within the realms of marine biology, conservation, ecophysiology and ecology; these include studies across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. There are currently six broad research themes, although many of the research projects span several of these themes at once.

Learn more about the research being carried out within these themes by following the links to the individual research theme pages.