Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry

Creating a sustainable future


Forest Research Institute

Forest conservation research, making direct and meaningful contributions to the sustainability of our wooded landscapes.

The Institute is comprised of three Centres:  

GeneCology Research Centre

Improving societal outcomes and supporting our ecosystem through conservation of biodiversity and heritage with focus on aquaculture, conservation and biodiversity.

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Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research

Collaborating with Pacific peoples to provide evidence-based solutions and sustainable pathways for the future.

Research spotlight

Predicting and minimising bushfire risk

USC researchers will develop a citizen science app for people living in fire-prone areas to help predict the likelihood of bushfires in Australia and minimise their devastating effects.

New hope for endangered perch

Professor Elizur has taken part in world-first research project where hormone stimulant therapy technology has been applied to an endangered species in Australia.

Fighting climate change with forest waste

PhD candidate Trinh Huynh is investigating how forest waste can help fight climate change and boost the incomes of farmers and landowners.