Skip to Content

Research centres

Research at Southern Cross University's School of Environment, Science and Engineering is facilitated through three key Research Centres.

Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research

Wetlands 100x100 The Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research is the only research group in Australia specifically dedicated to understanding how physical, geological, chemical and biological processes (biogeochemistry) impact on coastal ecosystems. The Centre, under the directorship of Professor Bradley Eyre, works to improve the management of tropical coastal waterways affected by nutrient enrichment and other stressors.

More about the Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research

Marine Ecology Research Centre

Fish 100x100 The Marine Ecology Research Centre builds on the internationally recognised marine research reputation of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering by incorporating Whale Research and Coral Reef Research. The Centre is under the directorship of Professor Peter Harrison.

More about the Marine Ecology Research Centre


Forest Research Centre

Forest Research Centre Researchers in Southern Cross University's Forest Research Centre investigate the ecology of native forests both in Australia and overseas, as well as studying how native forests and plantations can sustainably produce wood products, environmental services and carbon.

More about the Forest Research Centre