The Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) is focused on the forestry value chain and the economic and environmental sustainability of forest industries.
The Tropical Forests and People Research Centre brings together researchers interested in the interactions between people and tropical forests.
The National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life: Putting Australia at the forefront of international best practice - a joint venture between USC, UQ, QDAFF and FWPA.
News via USC
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.
9 March 2016
Harvard Professor to speak about forest ecology
An ecology expert from Harvard University will give a special public lecture about the future of forests on Monday 14 March at the University of the Sunshine Coast.