What is the Jock Marshall Reserve?
The Jock Marshall Reserve (JMR) is a biodiverse ecological facility that provides a unique Australian conservation experience and is a cornerstone for environmental education and research at Monash University.
The reserve is managed by the JMR Management Committee
within the School of Biological Sciences.
The JMR was established in 1961 to provide an education and research resource for environmental studies on campus.
About the JMR
The land on which the JMR sits was traditionally occupied by the Bunurong people. The JMR is a three hectare ecological sanctuary that provides a unique Australian conservation experience that is a cornerstone for environmental education and research at Monash University.
Flora and Fauna
The JMR has been protected by Monash University for over 60years for its ecological values. It is home to a rich ecosystem comprising of diverse indigenous, native and introduced flora and fauna species.
Students undertake a wide range of practical's, field investigations and experiments in the JMR.
A water monitoring system and weather station is located on Farrington Pier. Data is automatically recorded at set time intervals and stored on the Hobolink system.