Research and development

Our research focuses on key areas that build a sustainable forestry industry, reflect the needs of local and regional communities and a thriving environment, and stimulate private investment.  In support of Queensland's forestry and timber processing industries, worth $3.8 billion (2016 figures), our research focuses on:

  • improving forest productivity, fire management, carbon balance and wood quality
  • developing sustainable support systems for managing and protecting forests against pests and diseases
  • developing new wood products and processing systems and improving timber durability
  • Strategy and impact

    Our research goal is to improve the profitability and sustainability of Queensland’s forestry industries, identifying key impact areas.

  • Our partnerships

    Our work with the forest and forest product industries and our alliances and collaborations with industry, business and other research agencies.

  • Facilities and capacity

    Forest and wood research is conducted at several government facilities or partner locations across Queensland.

  • Forest production

    Our research helps forest managers to access fast-growing tree species and understanding management effects on forest growth and carbon balance.

  • Forest protection

    Our research helps forest managers to reduce the impact of pests and diseases, and implement effective practices to minimise the risk of introducing pests or diseases.

  • Forest product innovation

    Our research provides the industry with reliable wood products and efficient wood processing technologies.

  • Scientific publications

    Scientific papers on forestry research are accessible from the eResearch Archive (eRA).

  • Research case studies

    See how our research is helping to build a sustainable forestry industry for Queensland.

  • Resources for industry—guides and digital tools

    Guidelines and information for forestry industries developed through forestry science and technologies research.