Jan 28 - May 2
Sep 2 - Dec 5
Jan 27 - Apr 30
Jun 3 - Jul 3
Jul 8 - Aug 7
At the end of a narrow, winding road, in the middle of a lush rainforest, lies this remote field station. Our 153-acre property is surrounded by protected World Heritage forests, and you can see incredible wildlife from the front steps of your cabin. Nearby Yungaburra and Cairns provide the occasional return to civilization.
It feels like a dream to walk through these ancient forests full of giant trees, curling vines, lush tree ferns, and swaying palms.Lindsey Schad
Research at the SFS Center for Rainforest Studies focuses on rainforest management, ecosystem restoration, and the complex connection between the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Students and faculty engage with local communities, Indigenous groups, NGOs, and landholders. As the oldest rainforest on the planet, management strategies developed here may serve as a model for conserving and restoring other rainforests around the world.
Our research focuses primarily on the following themes:
SFS is an active part of the Queensland community. Throughout the program, students assist in local restoration projects, host community dinners, attend festivals, and socialize with local conservation groups and at sporting competitions. SFS research data is shared with the community, local NGOs, and the Australian government.