Teaching and Research Facilities
We have established a number of teaching and research facilities for education and research purposes including:
Australian Native Woodland Reserve
The Australian Native Woodland Reserve (ANWaR) is an on-campus native plant reserve developed for education, research and conservation within the eastern Darling Downs region of southern Queensland.
Ravensbourne Field Studies Centre
The Ravensbourne Field Studies Centre is adjacent to scientific, educational and nature reserves in Ravensbourne, near Crows Nest in southeast Queensland. The park preserves one of the few examples of rainforest that originally covered much of the local area and supports an array of native birdlife.
Mt Kent Observatory
Mt Kent Observatory is a facility for astronomical research and student training. The Observatory is at a dark-sky site located about 30km southwest of Toowoomba and its three domes each house a telescope. A weather station is also located on the Observatory grounds.
Physiology and Pharmacology Teaching Facility
The Physiology and Pharmacology Teaching Facility is a state-of-the-art Data Acquisition and Analysis System for recording physiological and pharmacological parameters.
For further information about teaching and research facilities please contact the Department.
Environmental Monitoring Network
The Departments Environmental Monitoring Network is a network of automated sensors that measure physical parameters of our environment, such as the atmosphere. Most of the sensors are located on the G-block roof at the USQ campus in Toowoomba, but some sensors are also located at the Toowoomba City Airport as well as a number of schools across the Darling Downs. The network is used by students studying Physics courses, research students, the Toowoomba City Council and the Bureau of Meteorology, just to name a few.
Solar UV Monitoring Facility
The Solar UV Monitoring Facility is a state of-the-art facility employing broadband and spectral instruments for characterising the solar UV environment. The facility is used by students studying Physics courses and research students.