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Our research

Science Integrated Coastal Ecosystem Management (SICEM) provides valid, detailed and relevant knowledge to ensure estuarine and coastal ecosystems remain sustainable and resilient into the future, with our goal to improve the quality of coastal habitats, in harmony with our growing population and needs.

Our researchers conduct diverse studies into the ecological functioning of coastal ecosystems and the animals that use them. We address critical issues about these systems and their values using cutting edge technology to answer important questions, communicating that information with different management groups that are responsible for the legislation to maintain our valuable coasts.

Our current research is focused on best understanding these tropical coastal habitats in natural, modified and changing circumstances and our projects span across a vast range of topics, from fisheries and stingrays to invertebrates and water quality, all while utilising James Cook University’s cutting edge technology and current global perspectives.