Institute of Marine Science
The Institute of Marine Science is multidisciplinary in its scientific approach, combining a wide range of disciplines,including biology, ecology, physics, statistics, chemistry and mathematics, to work towards improving our understanding of the marine environment.
We are interested in:
- How marine organisms sense and respond to their environment.
- The interactions between human activities and natural processes in the marine environment.
- The development of useful properties of marine organisms for human uses.
- Gaining a better understanding how natural processes in the marine environment operate.
Staff research interests
Discover research topics at the Leigh Marine Laboratory.
Find a list of all publications related to marine science on the University Library website.
Select your postgraduate thesis topic from our diverse range of research projects, and get inspired by the projects other students are currently working on.
The IMS provides purpose-build facilities for students undertaking research at the Leigh Marine Laboratory, and access to some NIWA facilities.
Read about some of our exciting research projects.