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Forest health

Our research and development (R&D) partnerships target research to improve forest biosecurity and pest and disease management by:

  • developing tree varieties with improved resistance to pests and diseases
  • developing support tools for managing pests, diseases and nutritional problems sustainably in production forests
  • protecting our forests from biosecurity threats.

Our capacity

We work from well-equipped laboratories, glasshouses and offices located in Brisbane and regional Queensland, including shared university facilities. We combine science and technical expertise in:

  • forest entomology, pathology and nutrition
  • chemical and forest ecology
  • population modelling and decision support
  • forest health surveillance and biosecurity.

Read about how our research capacity can contribute to healthy forests:

Research making a difference

Our research meets the forest industries' need for sustainable forest health outcomes that suit future climates and support better wood quality for forest products.

Read about some recent research achievements in pest and disease management, tree health and forest biosecurity:


In Australia, we collaborate closely with The University of the Sunshine Coast, CSIRO, DAF, The University of Queensland, Griffith University, The University of Tasmania, Forestry Tasmania, DPI New South Wales; and internationally, we have partnerships with South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Vietnam, Fiji, Vanuatu and the USA in a wide range of forest health projects.


This brochure highlights our capacity and achievements in forest and wood science and technology.

Last updated 09 November 2016