Queensland Hoop Pine and Climate Project

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Dr Nathan B English
Dr Heather Haines


Climate over the last 2,000 years provides a crucial lens for how we view more recent climate change. Are the changes we see today "normal" climate variability or "extraordinary" climate change? To answer this, we rely heavily on information captured in tree-rings that extend back decades to centuries. In far North Queensland, hoop pine preserve records of centuries-long climate change. This project entails strenuous field work in Hidden Valley (west of Paluma) and elsewhere sampling living hoop pine and then the development of ring-width chronologies for climate analysis. Please contact Nathan English for more details.

Environmental Sciences
Dendochronology, Tree-rings, Climate
January 2020
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.
Direct Project Support and Conference Travel Support

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences honours student project costs. An additional competitive scholarship ($6,000), the Science and Environmental Science Stipend is awarded to support selected students. This includes:

For Honours research students:

  • up to $1,500 for Research Project costs (at the discretion of the DDLT)
  • up to $2,500 for Research Project travel costs
  • up to $6,000 in Student Support Funds (Competitive application, not all students receive this award)


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