Welcome to the official website of the Western Australian Centre of Excellence for Climate Change, Woodland and Forest Health. Our primary concern is the premature decline of many of our important trees species throughout Western Australia. These species include but are not confined to: Eucalyptus gomphocephala (tuart), E. wandoo (wandoo), E. marginata (jarrah), Corymbia calophylla (marri), E. rudis (Flooded Gum) and Agonis flexuosa (WA peppermint). The causes of these declines are unknown but we can be sure that a widespread decline in health of these canopy species and the ecosystems they support would have long lasting and serious consequences.
The Centre delivers high quality adaptive research & management outcomes, to better understand ecosystem health in the face of climate change and provides knowledge, tools, skills, policy, and community engagement strategies to address the issue. Our core business is to understand tree, woodland and forest decline in the context of climate change; decline ecology; restoring biodiversity values; and policies and action for the restoration of woodlands and forests. >> More