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Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry

Ensuring our natural landscapes are used responsibly and sustainably is of the highest priority. UniSC research is creating a sustainable future, impacting how forests and aquatic environments are managed, protected and best utilised in Australia, and around the world. Our research examines how to effectively balance economic and environmental outcomes.

Our research

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, Forest Industries Research Centre, Tropical Forests and People Research Centre and the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life.

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Centre for Bioinnovation

Improving societal outcomes and supporting ecosystems through a focus on aquaculture, conservation and biodiversity.

Aquaculture and Agriculture
Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research

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

Research spotlight

Harvesting plantation logs at Beerburrum. Photo David Lee
How pine tree residue could help power Queensland

Bioenergy produced from harvest waste across South East Queensland’s pine plantations could significantly reduce net carbon emissions and nurture an emerging industry, according to research led by UniSC.

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.