Biodiversity

Environment Australia describes biodiversity as "the variety of all life forms: the different plants, animals and mirco-organisms, their genes and the ecosystems of which they are a part".

What you can do - all areas

  • Don’t bother or feed native animals, particularly birds.  They can become dependent on your food source and lose their capacity to survive without it.
  • Never feed introduced animals such as feral cats.  Feeding these animals increases their longevity and population size with devastating impacts on native wildlife.
  • Dispose of rubbish in appropriate bins and don’t litter.
  • Minimise what you put down the drain.  Items such as oils and chemicals may start at the kitchen sink but end up in our waterways and oceans.  
     

Fauna and Flora at the University of Queensland 

The University of Queensland campuses have a diverse range of fauna and flora, with some species endemic to the area.  The links below provide images of species that are well known to each UQ site.

St Lucia Campus

 

Gatton Campus

 

 

  

UQ Experimental Mine

  

Heron Island
 

 

Places of interest

St Lucia Campus

Gatton Campus

UQ Experimental Mine

Heron Island Research Station

Resources available to promote biodiversity at UQ:

 

Useful links:

Biodiversity - more information

Birds at Gatton campus

  Scientific Name:  Anseranas semipalmata Com...

Birds at St Lucia campus

Scientific Name: Burhinus grallarius Common Name: ...

Gatton Campus Photo Gallery

Click on the categories for images of local biodiversity at the Gatton Campus.

Heron Island Photo Gallery

Click on the categories for images of local biodiversity at Heron Island.  

Places of Interest - Gatton campus

 

Places of Interest - Heron Island

UQ's Heron Island Research Station is abundant in wildlife Heron Island Research Station is a world class research and teaching facility located within the Great Barrier Reef.  Its enviable position is the ideal location for mari...

Places of Interest - St Lucia campus

   

Places of Interest - UQ Experimental Mine

 

Plants at Gatton campus

Scientific Name: Brachychiton rubestris Common Name: ...

Reptiles at St Lucia campus

  Scientific Name:  Physignathus lesueurii Common Name: ...

St Lucia Campus Photo Gallery

Click on the categories for images of local biodiversity at the St Lucia Campus. ...

UQ Experimental Mine Photo Gallery

Click on the categories for images of local biodiversity at the UQ Experimental Mine. &...

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