Contract Research Services
Cooloola Coastcare can also assist researchers wanting to conduct research and educational activities in the Cooloola Coast region with a range of Contract Services.
Please contact the Coordinator to discuss your research needs.
Research Opportunities in Cooloola: Internationally recognised natural environments
Our 1 million year old sand dune systems and dynamic coastline are unique.Photo courtesy of Rainbow Beach Helicopters
Great Sandy Straits Ramsar Wetland of International SignificancePhoto courtesy of Rainbow Beach Helicopters
With our dark skies, it is a perfect location for astronomy
Research Opportunities in Cooloola: Our special marine life, coastal morphology and habitats
DugongsPhoto courtesy of Rainbow Beach Helicopters
Grey Nurse Shark breeding areaPhoto courtesy of Wolf Rock Dive
Humpbacked DolphinsPhoto courtesy of Barnacles Dolphin Centre
Of the seven species of marine turtles in the world, six occur in Australian waters
Million year old sand dunes of the Cooloola Sandmass
Research Opportunities in Cooloola: Discover and study new & rare species
Robert Whyte has identified 78 species unknown to science at the 2 Cooloola BioBlitzes in 2018 & 2019
The Cooloola Monster (Cooloola propator) is a cricket-like insect of the order Orthoptera, discovered in Cooloola National Park, Queensland circa 1980.
Photo attribution: CSIRO
An undescribed species of moth, Pseliastis sp. (Heliozelidae) discovered at the 2018 Cooloola BioBlitz.
Long lost kauri moth rediscovered in Queensland after 40 years in the wilderness ABC Blog
Sarah Jane BellImage Source: Len Willan, CSIRO, 1978
Home of the vulnerable Water Mouse, False Water Rat, Yirrkoo (Xeromys myoides)Image credit: Wikipedia
A diverse range of fungiPhoto courtesy of Sandra Tuszynska
Rare orchidsPhoto courtesy of Glen Lieper
An overwintering location on the East Asian - Australasian Flyway for migratory waterbirds.Image credit: ABC
Research Student Support Services
We can provide a range of services to researchers and research students such as:
Hiring and managing Research Assistants
Sourcing research vessels and 4WD vehicles
Rallying Citizen Scientists for fieldwork in terrestrial and marine contexts
Higher Degree Students
Early childhood groups