Sustainable use of north-west marine ecosystems

Program leader: Michaela Dommisse

This program focuses on the sustainable development of marine resources in north-west Australia.

Strategic objectives

  • Determining impacts of known and emerging contaminants.
  • Design of a regional assessment and monitoring plan and gap analysis tool for NW Australia.
  • Develop and test a predictive model of benthic communities on reefs and shoals.
  • Region-wide analysis of fauna abundance, distribution and critical areas with a focus on breeding, nesting, calving grounds and nursery areas.

Program teams

  • Current and emerging contaminants.
  • Monitoring and modelling NW ecosystems.
  • Abundance and distribution of megafauna.