Animal and Marine Ecology

University of the Sunshine Coast

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Animal and Marine Ecology at USC includes: the Marine and Coastal research focused on ocean sciences and marine animal ecology utilising the location of USC at the edge of the Pacific Ocean; the USC Detection Dogs for Conservation team which rescues, trains, tests and deploys detection dogs for conservation in Australia; and the Global Change Ecology Research Group that undertake fundamental and translational research relating to the impacts of anthropogenic change on biodiversity and ecosystems. Together Animal and Marine Ecology has internationally recognised expertise in quantitative and computational ecology, bioinformatics, genetics and genomics, ornithology, animal ecology and behaviour, geospatial techniques and modelling, bioacoustics, conservation ecology, marine and fisheries ecology, physical geography and ecophysiology.

Website https://www.usc.edu.au/research/animal-and-marine-ecology

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Ecology and conservation of land water interfaces
  • Marsupial comparative genomics
  • Modelling ecological consequences of global change
  • Connectivity between marine populations, habitats and ecosystems
  • Coastal geomorphology
  • Use of detection dogs in wildlife conservation
  • Quantitative and computational ecology
  • Bioinformatics, genetics and genomics
  • Animal ecology and behaviour
  • Bioacoustics
  • Marine and fisheries ecology
  • Ecophysiology

Facilities and major equipment

  • Physical Containment Class 2 (PC2) laboratoy
  • Chlamydia cell culture laboratory

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff

Address

90 Sippy Downs Drive,, Sippy Downs, 4556

Lead researcher

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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