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Enjoy updates from some of our well established research projects and some fresh new faces of marine science at SIMS 

There's no stopping the Living Seawalls Team
As a new installation is completed at Thornton Park, Balmain


September saw the team out in some chilly conditions at Balmain installing the latest Living Seawall. It's the result of the unwavering enthusiasm of our researchers, local council and the Harding Miller Foundation - one of Living Seawalls' very first philanthropic supporters, who saw from the outset the real potential of the Living Seawall model.

LIVING SEAWALLS ARRIVE IN THE INNER WEST
3D printed habitat panels enhance biodiversity on seawalls in global harbours

A paper just published in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography by the Green Engineering Group of the World Harbour Project tested how the physical complexity of habitats affects biodiversity and how this relationship varied across harbours. The experiment was done by 3D printing habitat panels with differing physical complexities (ridges, crevices) and attaching them to coastal defence structures at 27 sites in 14 harbours across the globe - including our Living Seawalls here in Sydney.
DESIGNING HABITAT FRIENDLY MARINE DEFENCE STRUCTURES
Get to know the future of SIMS 

The future of marine science is in good hands with the SIMS Early Career Researchers Team. Based at SIMS the team bring together a wide range of research disciplines and projects, and contribute to the dynamic research environment at SIMS.
GET TO KNOW OUR EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS
The Microbe Factor

Microbes have long been implicated in host health and functioning in systems ranging from the human gut to temperate grasslands. Within marine systems the majority of worldwide coastal systems are dominated by marine forest forming macrophytes. This research conducted at SIMS by Dr Alex McGrath from the University of Sydney, looks at the functional relationship between algal hosts and their associated microbial communities and considers  how these relationships will be impacted by  climatic change. 
THE MICROBE FACTOR
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