Marine Studies Institute
WELCOME TO THE MARINE STUDIES INSTITUTE (MSI): THE PUBLIC FACE OF MARINE SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, WITH MORE THAN 150 YEARS OF MARINE SCIENCE TEACHING AND RESEARCH.
Welcome to the Marine Studies Institute!
The vision of co-directors Prof Ana Vila-Concejo and A/Prof Eleanor Bruce for MSI is to increase the visibility of the Marine Community at the University of Sydney, including teaching, research and outreach.
Prof Ana Vila-Concejo is interested in the contemporary processes and morphodynamics of coastal systems, with research interests in the morphodynamics of coral reefs, beaches in estuaries and bays, oyster restoration in estuaries and embayed beaches.
A/Prof Eleanor Bruce’s research interests focus on the geographical dimensions of coupled human-environment systems and how spatial models can be used to examine drivers of change. This has involved investigating biophysical coastal process response to climate variability, landscape change detection and the role of participatory mapping and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) in building socio-ecological resilience.