Research at Southern Cross University's School of Environment, Science and Engineering is facilitated through three key Research Centres.
Centre for Coastal Biogeochemistry Research
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.
Marine Ecology Research Centre
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.
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.