Research is vital for gaining a deeper understanding of nature. By conducting rigorous science with the support of both Scientists and Citizen Scientists, we work to understand the Cooloola Coast through effective and efficient research to inform our conservation efforts and strategic decision making. Our current research focus is on the biodiversity of the Cooloola Region and the threats to it.
We seek advice and guidance from our Scientific Advisory Group and our research partners to ensure the relevant expertise is available in research design. We also contract specialists to conduct research on our behalf and to support our Citizen Scientists and volunteers.
Current Research Projects
This research is funded with a grant from the Building Better Regions Program 2020 -2022
Contract Research Services
Cooloola Coastcare can also assist researchers wanting to conduct research in the Cooloola Coast region.
For example, we currently manage 2 research assistants locally for a foreign PhD student conducting an international research project involving multiple sites worldwide.
Please contact the Coordinator to discuss your research needs.
Cooloola Coastcare has many research projects to conduct research in the Cooloola Coast region and always a shortage of researchers to complete these important investigations.
Is the Coxen's Fig Parrot extinct in this area?
Are there toxins in the waters of Tin Can Inlet contributing to the loss of biodiversity and seagrass?
What is the population of dugongs are there in our area and what is their distribution? Are they maintaining, losing or gaining in number?
Please contact the Secretary to discuss volunteer research opportunities.