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.
Click on the projects below for more information...
- Restoration of Missing Underwater Forests in Sydney
- Sediment and Agrochemical Interactions
- The plight of the endemic weedy seadragon
- Marine Isopods
- Treadmills for Baby Lobsters
- Examining the personality, cognition and behaviour of the Port Jackson
- 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