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The GSDC chairs the CENRM Advisory Board
CENRM continues to support the wider community through involvement in committees and advisory boards. Through the Great Southern Science Council, CENRM contributed to National Science Week activities such as ‘Science Rocks’. Staff also contribute to regional national and international committees and reference groups including regional biodiversity and water reference groups and the international Stewardship Council for Aquaculture.
In collaboration with the UWA Albany and Perth campuses, CENRM has continued to develop undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolios. Student numbers continue to increase. In mid-2018, CENRM employed 10 teaching, research and administration staff and an additional 16 casual teaching and research staff. Six adjunct research staff and one senior honorary research fellow are also attached to the centre.
Since 2012, the GSDC has financially supported the Chair in Biodiversity at CENRM, which is currently filled by eminent plant biologist Professor Stephen Hopper. In the most recent reporting period, CENRM produced more than 20 peer-reviewed publications, technical reports and conference proceedings. CENRM staff supervise students at Honours, Master degreee and PhD level. CENRM has maintained a high standard of teaching and research and has had the continued support of the community and the GSDC. The GSDC chairs the CENRM Advisory Board.