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Koala Research - CQ

Koala Research – CQ, formally known as the Koala Research Centre of Central Queensland, is a community funded research program hosted by CQUniversity. Major stakeholders are the Rockhampton Regional Council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Threatened Species Unit within Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, and the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences at CQUniversity as well as the Central Queensland Koala Volunteers. Research partners include Earthwatch Australia, the University of Queensland and Deakin University. Xstrata Coal has provided significant funding support. The Central Queensland Koala Volunteers has provided ongoing financial and logistic support. The research group has been operating since 1994. It was established to support on-going research and to initiate new research projects on koala biology, habitat requirements and the effect on koala populations of rural, urban and industrial developments in Central Queensland.

Day to day management is provided by CQUniversity through the School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences. CQUniversity provides financial oversight. Ethical oversight is provided by CQUniversity's Animal Experimentation Ethics Committee. Dr Alistair Melzer is the Research Program Leader.

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Contact Details

Koala Research – CQ

CQIRP Building 361 CQUniversity,
Ibis Avenue, North Rockhampton, Q 4701

Caroline Jowsey (General Inquiries)
Phone enquiries: (07) 41507056 (ext. 57056)
Email enquiries:

Dr Alistair Melzer (Research Program Leader)
Phone enquiries: (07) 49232297 (ext. 52297)
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