Sustainability, aquaculture and forestry are the core research foci at USC
Aquaculture and Agriculture
Animal and Marine Ecology
Focusing on the areas of tropical and subtropical hardwood forestry
Sustainability and Environment
University of the Sunshine Coast Herbarium
The herbarium houses a collection of plant specimens donated by the Queensland Forestry Research Institute, now housed in a purpose-built space within the Library.
National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
The University is also a partner in the Facility, a national interdisciplinary effort to generate the information needed by decision-makers in government and in vulnerable sectors and communities to manage the risks of climate change impacts.