K'gari-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 K'gari-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.