Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry

Birds eye view of estuary and coastline

The Centre undertakes research on the Global Change issues of nutrient over-enrichment (Eutrophication), ocean acidification, climate change, greenhouse gases and hypoxia. We work in estuaries, rivers and catchments, nearshore coastal waters, mangroves, seagrasses, salt-marshes, wetlands, muds, permeable sands and coral reefs. Our research tools include stable isotopes, process measurements, automated instrumentation, experimental manipulations, material mass balances and ecosystem modelling and comparatives studies.

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Excellence in Research for Australia ranking

The Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry is a major contributor to Southern Cross University's Geochemistry area, which received the top 2015 ERA rating of 5.0 (outstanding performance well above world standard). Read more