JCU experiment testing the water - or lack of - on how the Daintree would cope in a drought

Cairns Post

11 November 2013

A JAMES Cook University researcher is embarking on a world-first experiment to create drought-like conditions in a section of the Daintree to see how rainforests will respond to extended dry spells in the future.

Cairns-based rainforest ecologist Prof Susan Laurance and her team will build shelters under the canopy of half a hectare of the Daintree forest and attach gutters to capture and remove falling water. Read more