RESEARCHERS & SCIENTISTS
CRATER has hosted some of the world’s leading researchers at Goondicum, and we welcome scientists, researchers and students from Australia and abroad.
The organisation offers a unique location to study the biological and ecological sciences, as the land is abundant in Australia’s iconic and vulnerable flora and fauna. Located in a vast volcanic crater at the headwaters of the Burnett River, Goondicum Station is also a rich geological site for study of the earth sciences and aquatics.
CRATER also seeks to research and promote the harmonious relationship that can be established between biodiversity and agriculture, with a strong focus on regenerative grazing practices. CRATER promotes the value of nature to the health and wellbeing of both humans and animals, and provides researchers with practical in-the-field experience.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES
There is accommodation available on site for visiting groups, with a mixture of a fixed ‘donga’ style building and tents set at the foot of Mt Goondicum. Onsite catering can be provided. See our FACILITIES page for details of our ‘base camp’.
Many scientific researchers from James Cook University, the University of Queensland, Central Queensland University and Queensland University of Technology have visited Goondicum to study the property’s unique ecosystems and geology.
Below are a few of the research organisations we have been proud to host and assist with here at Goondicum. If you want to conduct your own research on this biodiverse property, please get in touch.
- Four teams from the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) at the University of Queensland visited Goondicum Station to study and capture venomous animals that could present solutions to severe medical and veterinary complications. A documentary was shot on-site promoting the work of one of these teams, led by Professor King, and the collaboration with CRATER. More visits by the UQ IMB team are planned for the near future.
- Researchers have studied the pebble mound mouse, various species of turtle, and the endangered glossy black cockatoo, among many other species found at CRATER.
- UQ Gatton’s School of Agriculture recently visited the property as part of their studies into regenerative agriculture practices, and how these practices contribute to a more productive agribusiness.
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