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The effects of algae, herbivores and nutrients on the settlement and survival of coral - Fiona Webster, PhD student, Murdoch University.
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Coral reef community metabolism, with a focus on mass coral spawning
Tennille Irvine, PhD student, Murdoch University
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Investigating the incidence of bi-annual spawning on two coral reefs off North Western Australia - Natalie Rosser, Honours student, Murdoch University
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Renewable Energy for the Ningaloo Outback Coast
Chris Barker, Honours student, Murdoch University
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A new method for esimating Drupella Spp. density in the Ningaloo Marine Park.
Shannon Armstrong, Honours student,Southern Cross University, NSW
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CALM MARINE CONSERVATION BRANCH STUDENT RESEARCH LIST FOR 2005

Every year the Marine Conservation Branch of the Department of Conservation and Land Management invites students and scientists to participate in marine research related to Western Australia's marine conservation programs. Below is a list of research topics relevant to marine management at Ningaloo. Support (operational and/or financial) is available for selected projects.

Comparison of the inter-tidal molluscs between north and south Ningaloo Marine Park.

Assessment of ecosystem effects of targeted fish species on coral reef communities (i.e. Cascade effects) in the Ningaloo marine reserves.

Coral species distributions in seaward deepwater coral reef communities of the Ningaloo marine reserves.

Characteristics of the flora and fauna of selected rocky shore/intertidal reef platforms within the Ningaloo marine reserves.

Characteristics of the flora and fauna of soft sediment communities in deeper offshore waters of the Ningaloo marine reserves and Exmouth Gulf.

Characteristics of the flora and fauna of macroalgae and seagrass communities in deeper offshore waters of the Ningaloo marine reserves.

Characterisation of seabird distributions and abundances in the Ningaloo marine reserves.

Identification of spawning sites of targeted finfish species in the Ningaloo marine reserves Marine Park.

Characterise the sediments in relation to toxicants, in designated mooring and anchoring areas of Ningaloo Marine Park.