Current research projects
The oceanography of the east coast of Australia is dominated by the East Australian Current (EAC), which sweeps down the NSW coast from the Coral Sea. This warm water current is increasing in strength, and influencing our coastline as far south as Tasmania. These changes in the EAC make South-East Australia a global hot spot for climate change. SIMS is thus ideally placed for studying both the casuses and impacts of climate change in marine systems. This includes research into the effects of ocean warming, sea level rise and ocean acidification through increased levels of CO2 in seawater.
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- Marine Isopods
- Urchins in a changing ocean
- Pearls in peril: the future of pearls in a climate changed acidic ocean
- White Seahorse
- Current and future threats to the biodiversity of Sydney Harbour – shifting studies of climate change from the laboratory into the harbour
- Climate Change Impacts on Calcifying Marine Algae
- Seagrass Friendly Moorings
- Effects of ocean acidification on gene expression in invertebrate development
- Climate Proofing the Sydney Rock Oyster industry
- Beach Erosion in Port Stephen Estuaries
- Understanding changes in fish communities caused by global warming
- Environmental Stress, Chemical Defences and Disease in the Habitat Forming Kelp Ecklonia Radiata