SEQ Peri-urban SuperSite - Karawatha

Location

27° 37' 58.8" S, 153° 4' 58.8" E
Brief Site Description: 
SEQ Peri-urban SuperSite - Karawatha is a parklands eucalypt forest
Detailed Site Description: 

Research Questions: 

  • Can ecosystem services be maintained in an urbanising environment?
  • How do carbon and energy balances change under different land uses in transition from a natural dry sclerophyll forest to a peri-urban area?
  • What impact will Brisbane's peri-urban development have on water and greenhouse gases (carbon) and surrounding vegetation?
  • What are the long-term effects of urbanisation on remnant vegetation?
  • How will changes in the climate, land-use (e.g. from rural to residential) and soil nutrient balances affect water leaving the catchment?
  • How can bio-acoustic monitoring be used for measuring ecosystem health?
Field Site Type: 
International affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
TERN
Geology: 
other sedimentary
Average Winter Temperature: 
16°C
Study Start Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2007 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 397millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
21°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
25°C
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Evergreen Forest
Climate: 
Unknown
Sub-Climate: 
Unknown
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users