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Mt Spec, Ingham Area: Wet Tropics

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This southern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area supports both lowland (Broadwater) and upland rainforest. James Cook University maintains a laboratory and accommodation for researchers, staff and students in the village of Paluma, approximately at an altitude of 980 m. Many graduate students have contributed to long-term research on rainforest streams and nutrient status involving flora and fauna. Undergraduate students from a number of disciplines regularly visit the area.

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