• Facilities


Research Labs

Located in two modern custom built research laboratories, one dedicated to ecology, the other to chemistry/microbiology, MiWER is well equipped for a broad range of research activities, including:

  • DNA extraction
  • Water Chemistry
  • Aquatic Monitoring
  • Macroinvertebrate sorting and identification
  • Microcosm experiments
  • Aquarium experiments

Outdoor mesocosm facility

We have access to a dedicated 12 tanks (1200 L capacity each) in a secure outdoor facility that can be used for a range of mesocosm scale experiments.

Quality gear

  • 100 m depth rated Hydrolab 5S
  • Li-Cor light meters
  • Marsh-McBirney flow meter
  • 6 Benthic chambers and loggers
  • Glovebox for anaerobic work
  • ISCO autosamplers

Vehicles and boats

MiWER has access to a range of boats and 4WD vehicles to support research programs.

School of Science

As part of the School of Science and Edith Cowan University, MiWER can access a range of additional resources. All staff and students are well-housed within comfortable offices, with modern computers and workspaces.

Science Analytical Lab

The School has an analytical laboratory with a trained technichian to support research activities. Analytical equipment includes:

  • Lachat Autoanalyser for nutrients
  • Metrohm ion chromatograph for sulphates and chlorides
  • Total carbon analyser
  • N and C mass spectrometer - Isotope work
  • ICPs for low and high metal concentrations
  • Isotopic analysis of H and O