Previously exploited for its valuable timber. Its longevity and large size may make it useful for dendroclimatology
References and further reading
- Briggs, J.D. & Leigh, J.H. (1988). Rare or threatened Australian plants. CSIRO Publications, Melbourne, Australia.
- Graham, A.W. (ed.). (2006). The CSIRO Rainforest Permanent Plots of North Queensland – Site, Structural, Floristic and Edaphic Descriptions. CSIRO and the Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management. Rainforest CRC, Cairns.
- Queensland Herbarium. (2009). Regional Ecosystem Description Database (REDD). Version 6.0b Updated November 2009, (November 2009). Available at: http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/wildlife-ecosystems/biodiversity/regional_ecosystems/index.php. (Accessed: 2 November 2010).
- Steffen, W., Burbidge, A.A., Hughes, L., Kitching, R., Lindenmayer, D., Musgrave, W., Stafford Smith, M. & Werner, P.A. (2009). Australia’s Biodiversity and Climate Change: a strategic assessment of the vulnerability of Australia’s biodiversity to climate change. CSIRO Publishing, Australia.
- Thomas, P. (2013). Agathis atropurpurea. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. Downloaded on 05 July 2013.
- Williams, W.T. and Tracey, J.G. (1984). Network Analysis of Northern Queensland Tropical Rainforests. Australian Journal of Botany 32: 109-116.
- Worboys, S.J. (2006). Rainforest Dieback Mapping and Assessment. 2004 Monitoring Report Including an Assessment of Dieback in High Altitude Rainforests. Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest Ecology and Management. Rainforest CRC,, Cairns.