Tree rings and climate

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Dr Nathan Brooks-English
Dr Michael Hewson


This project will study the last 400 years of climate in Queensland. The project involves field work identifying pine stands, collecting tree cores, measuring ring widths and developing tree-ring chronologies and climate reconstructions, and will develop skills in dendrochronology and climate analysis. The project will require access to dendrochronology laboratory equipment, which may require some time on the Townsville campus. Ideally, applicants should have some experience with field work, laboratory work and some statistics.

Earth Sciences| Environmental Sciences
Dendochronology, Climate, Tree ring
Available Immediately
Townsville| By Negotiation


This project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support