Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Research PhD Projects

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Dr Emma Jackson


CQUniversity's Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Research Centre (CMERC) facilitates collaborative research projects focussed on innovative research solutions to develop Australia's blue economy and enrich communities, whilst maintaining the health of the environments upon which they are based. Physically located in the Port of Gladstone and within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, CMERC is ideally placed to deliver research with global impact. We welcome PhD applications from students with first class honours degrees in the following research areas: applied marine and/or coastal ecology, eco-engineering, restoration, circular economies, and marine resource sustainability (including sustainable mariculture).

Environmental Sciences| Biological Sciences| Engineering| Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Blue economy, Ecological engineering, Working with nature


Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Research Centre Scholarships
Stipend Scholarship| Fees Scholarship| Direct Project Support and Conference Travel Support

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support

Project contacts