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. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment UQ received the highest rating of ‘well above world-standard’ in Biological Sciences, Ecology and Zoology, a distinction also held in the 2010 and 2012 ERA assessments.
Marine Science research takes place in almost every School and Centre within our Faculty. Our 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:
- Plant and microbial biology and zoology
- Conservation and environmental management
- Microbiology, parasitology and disease
- Chemistry and biotechnology
- Marine physical geography and environmental geoscience
- Geology, palaeontology, oceanography and coastal processes
Read more about our Marine Science researchers here, including more information on specific projects, publications and research student opportunities.