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The Animal Research Centre

ANIMAL Research Centre: health + ecology + conservation brings together researchers focused on developing innovative solutions to health problems that are of significance to wildlife conservation and…

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Marine and Coastal Ecology research at USC

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The Animal Research Centre reflects USC’s research strength in multiple facets of animal health, ecology, and conservation. Its members develop solutions to health problems that are critical in both wildlife conservation and domesticated animal production, and they produce novel insights to animal evolution, biomechanics, behaviour, ecology, marine ecosystems, and conservation.

The Animal Research Centre brings together researchers in genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, evolutionary behaviour, biomechanics, marine biology, and conservation ecology and has a strong commitment to fostering graduate students and supporting early career researchers.

Marine and Coastal Ecology is an emerging research strength at USC. Our scientists include world-leading researchers in the areas of deep sea biology, marine climate change ecology and the environmental impacts of human activities on coastal ecosystems.

Much of their work involves research collaborations with international and national institutions.

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Detection Dogs for Conservation trains and uses detection dogs to locate fauna and identify their habitats for research, conservation and land management. Maya, the koala scat detection dog, also works with the CAHI.

The SEQ Eastern Grey Kangaroo Conservation Project studies the resident mob of kangaroos at USC’s Sippy Downs campus as a case study for research on the effects of urbanisation on kangaroo populations in South East Queensland.

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