Australia's unique forests and plantations provide a sustainable resource base for the forestry sector. The industry contributes over $22 billion(AUD) of economic turnover each year and employs over 75,000 people. Close to 1.6 billion people - more than 25 percent of the world's population - rely on forest resources for their livelihoods and most of them (1.2 billion) use trees on farms to generate food and cash. Moreover, many countries in the developing world draw on fuelwood to meet as much as 90 percent of energy requirements.
The Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) and the Tropical Forests and People (TFAP) Research Centre are proud to present the Forests for the Future research seminar series aimed at sharing current research activity within the centres with the broader USC and Sunshine Coast community.
Researchers from FIRC and TFAP will present their current research. Emphasis will be placed on innovative approaches to field research in actively managed forests with industry and communities. Presentations will include the impacts that research is having on practice and policy.
All seminars are free and we welcome members of the public, industry, government, not-for-profits, students and academia.
For information on current and past seminars in this field please go to our EventBrite page.
If you would like to be a part of our series or have any ideas on upcoming seminars please contact Michelle Tapp on +61 7 5456 5977 or email ResearchCentres@usc.edu.au.
We look forward to seeing you at our next seminar.
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Forest Research news
$600,000 grant to support new USC project in FNQ
An innovative University of the Sunshine Coast project to simultaneously boost the Indigenous communities, forestry and mining industries, and environment of Cape York Peninsula has won a $600,000 Advance Queensland grant.
31 August 2017
USC leads bushfire risk trial in national research project
Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland are leading one of three major trials across Australia aimed at reducing the risk of bushfire damage to our built and natural environments.
6 June 2017
ARC awards $900,000 fellowship to USC scientist
A University of the Sunshine Coast conservation scientist who is assessing the impact of lianas (woody vines) on forest health and value has been granted a $900,000 Future Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (ARC).
6 March 2017
International interns chip in for bioenergy research
Research students from Canada and France have arrived at USC to assist forestry researchers turn logging by-products into renewable energy.
8 February 2017
South African researcher joins USC battle to beat gum tree pest
A South African entomologist has arrived at USC to work with forestry researchers in combatting a tiny pest that is devastating eucalyptus trees around the world.
21 November 2016
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II recognises USC forestry research in PNG
More than three years of forestry research by the University of the Sunshine Coast in Papua New Guinea has been formally acknowledged by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at a reception at Buckingham Palace.