Fraser Island Forest Dynamics

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Fraser Island Forest Dynamics



Fraser Island is a World Heritage Area, with a long history of forest disturbance and more recently forest restoration. USC has Dilli Village Research and Teaching Facility.

Research on Fraser Island will investigate forest dynamics, and how past disturbance has impacted forests and how forests will recover

Grahame Applegate is leading our efforts to re-establish permanent plots established by Qld Department of Forestry including:

  • Plots monitoring growth in plantations of native species (some date to 1919)
  • Multiple experiments related to fire ecology, logging
  • 20 Detailed Yield Plots set up in early 1950’s
  • Series of plots near Dilli Village monitoring sand mine rehabilitation

Establish permanent monitoring including flux tower (LIEF grant).

Focal point for research and research-informed teaching across disciplines at Dilli Village.


Associate Professor Grahame Applegate
Principal Research Fellow

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