Eungella, in the hinterland of Mackay, lies within the longest continuous stretch of rainforest in Australia outside the Wet Tropics of north Queensland. While perhaps less familiar to tourists than rainforests further north, or those in the Border Ranges of Queensland and New South Wales, the Eungella rainforests have long been fascinating to scientists for their high biodiversity and endemic species.
A landmark publication for Queensland Museum, published in partnership with Mackay Regional Council. This richly illustrated publication, featuring more than 400 full-colour photographs, is the first comprehensive book on the region for general readers. More than 30 authors – experts in their respective fields of botany, zoology, geology, geography, ecology, history and anthropology – have contributed their research to broaden our understanding of what makes Eungella unique, and worthy of further scientific study. It also explores the vulnerability of rainforest ecosystems in a changing climate, and the threats posed by cyclones, fire and species decline.