Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC)

Reef and Rainforest Research Centre

The RRRC manages and delivers one of the world’s most comprehensive tropical environmental research portfolios. It is a not-for-profit consortium of researchers, industry and community organisations with a strong emphasis on partnerships, outcomes and delivery. Its purpose is to build the scientific knowledge base to underpin the conservation and sustainable development agenda in Tropical Queensland and beyond. RRRC focuses on delivering collaborative cross disciplinary research programs. Across our portfolio of activity, the RRRC aims to translate science-based ecological knowledge into improved environmental outcomes, increased local and regional wealth and create regional jobs. The results of the RRRC are already being used by more than 38 organisations, including the Australian and Queensland Governments, regional natural resource management groups, local governments, tourism industry, agricultural groups, fishing industry, conservation organisations and indigenous bodies.

Organisation type
  • Not-for-profit
Number of research staff
Up to 20 research staff
51 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870

Strengths and capabilities

  • Marine and terrestrial biodiversity
  • Coastal fisheries
  • Impacts of climate change
  • Social mapping
  • Base line study
  • Fire regimes in rainforests
  • Pesticides
  • Impacts of coastal eco systems
  • Logistics and communications support
  • Indigenous partnerships

Key science sectors

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