EucFACE Reveals That Australian Trees Limited By Lack Of Nutrients

 

The EucFACE experiment exposes native woodland to elevated carbon dioxide. We found that:

  • Despite consistent increases in leaf photosynthesis, eucalypts could not put on more wood, stem and leaf growth under elevated CO2.
  • When phosphorus was added in tests, productivity increased by 35%.
  • Findings completely opposite to overseas FACE experiments that found a 23% increase in tree productivity with elevated CO2.
  • Findings demonstrate the importance of Australian science with implications for global climate change models.

Latest News, Events And Highlights

Oct 23

This event is your chance to hear what EucFACE is doing, what has been found, and most importantly whether the future of our forests under elevated CO2 in our air makes our planet's "lungs" future look safe and sound, or something else...

Oct 23

Run by the Western Sydney University School of Social Science and Psychology and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, we invite you to join us at Parramatta South Campus on Monday 23rd October for a fun and inspiring evening of talks on the different ways that flowers bring colour, food and fragrance to our lives and those of countless insects and animals.

The next phase of this project running from August 2017 to August 2018 is to take the results to audiences around Australia.

This will include workshops and events in six cities/regions and production of a technical guide document that can help tree selectors make better decisions about tree quality based on data from the field surveys conducted in the first phase of the project.

"I am looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a 3-year PhD program of research commencing early in 2018. This scholarship is part of a new, three-year research project entitled "Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes" with funding from Western Sydney University, Meat and Livestock Australia and Dairy Australia."

"I am looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a 3-year PhD program of research commencing early in 2018. This scholarship is part of a new, three-year research project entitled "Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes".

"We are looking for a highly motivated and qualified candidate for a 3-year PhD program of research commencing early in 2018. This scholarship is part of a new, three-year research project entitled "Sustainable pasture systems under climate extremes..."

Nov 6

November 2017

The Annual OzFlux Meeting brings the flux community together every year to learn the latest in environmental monitoring and scientific techniques.

Please join us in 2017 at the beautiful Hawkesbury campus of Western Sydney University, home to the Cumberland Plains Observatory and unique field facilities.

5th October 2017

Research Week is the University's annual celebration of the diversity and the detail of our active research projects.

We are collaborating on two events in Research Week to showcase our research on EucFACE and what has been found so far.

And, in line with ur horticultural interests, we are exploring the role that flowers play in ourlives, providing beauty, fragrance and health benefits to us just as much as the pollinators for which they were designed.

Please join us on October 23 for two great events back-to-back.

'Success Showcase' Magazine

Success Showcase

Welcome to the Autumn Success Showcase, our showcase magazine of news, research, stories and features from the Hawkesbury Institute...

Summer 2015 Showcase

Selecting Red Gums for a warmer, drier Australia of the future and much more...


2017 QS University Rankings

 

The international Quacarelli Symonds Subject Rankings are a worldwide ranking of major disciplines. The criteria for designating a ranking are:

  • Academic peer review
  • Faculty/Student ratio
  • Citations per faculty
  • Employer reputation
  • International student ratio
  • A measurement of the diversity of the student community
  • International staff ratio

 

Quacarelli Symonds Rankings Agriculture and Forestry Top 200 2017

Quacarelli Symonds Rankings Environmental Sciences Top 300 2017

For Agriculture and Forestry, and the Environmental Sciences, these 2017 rankings place Western Sydney University within the top 3% of universities in the world.