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 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
Our research helps forest managers to access fast-growing tree species and understanding management effects on forest growth and carbon balance.
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 papers on forestry research are accessible from the eResearch Archive (eRA)
Research case studies
Resources for industry—guides and digital tools
Guidelines and information for forestry industries developed through forestry science and technologies research