With modern Marine Research Stations located in the tropics and subtropics, including the iconic Heron Island Research Station located on the Great Barrier Reef and Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island, UQ Science has access to some of the most biodiverse marine habitats on the planet and is ideally placed for marine science research.

The Centre for Marine Science comprises one of the largest and diverse groups of marine scientists and engineers in Australia, with over 50 independent research group leaders, 50 postdoctoral researchers and 200 PhD students.

Marine scientists at UQ come from a diverse array of background disciplines ranging from the biological and chemical sciences to geology, geography and engineering - UQ marine research is diverse and includes:

  • Invertebrate and vertebrate biology
  • Plant and microbial communities
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Microbiology, parasitology and disease
  • Coastal processes and environmental management
  • Chemistry and biotechnology
  • Geology, palaeontology and oceanography
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