New program to focus on northern Australian climate

The University of Southern Queensland has launched a new $8 million Northern Australian Climate Program in collaboration with the Queensland Government and Meat and Livestock Australia.

USQ Vice-Chancellor Professor Geraldine Mackenzie said Queensland has the highest year-to-year rainfall variability of anywhere in the world.

“This program will bring together world-class climate scientists and drought specialists to help make better predictions of the season ahead, of multi-year droughts, and the start and end of the summer wet seasons.

“USQ is recognised as a global leader in climate science research and this partnership reinforces USQ’s strong industry links to find solutions to major agricultural problems.”

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