Manuscripts are now invited for annul volume 129 of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland. Closing date 1 July 2021. see Proceedings page for details.Read More >>
Emeritus Professor Ray Specht AO died peacefully on the morning of Saturday 13th February after farewelling his family. To have Ray as a member for 53 years was a privilege and a blessing. The Society is proud to have published […]Read More >>
Three webinars examining the meaning of “stewardship” of Australia’s landscapes are being organised by the Royal Societies of Australia with Inspiring Australia. Dates Wed. 24 Feb., 10 and 24 March. See Royal Societies of Australia website for details.Read More >>
Society member Dr Russell Reichelt has been honoured with an award of Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the Australia Day honours list. The citation is for “For distinguished service to marine conservation, to ecosystem management of the […]Read More >>
Snippets about Members and their activities
Vale Dr Alan Bartholomai AM (1938-2015)
Alan was Director of the Queensland Museum from 1969-1999, the longest serving Director in its history. Dr Bartholomai oversaw the relocation of the Queensland Museum from Fortitude Valley to South Bank Cultural Centre.
A renowned authority on Cretaceous era fish and Cenozoic marsupials, Dr Bartholomai is well-known by the public for his work in describing the Australian dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus with Ralph Molnar.
Dr Bartholomai was a member of the Royal Society of Queensland and served as President. An obituary will be published in the 2017 issue of the Society’s Proceedings.
24 February 2021 - 24 March 2021Stewardship of Country webinars
Three webinars examining the meaning of “stewardship” of Australia’s landscapes are being organised by the Royal Societies of Australia with Inspiring Australia. Dates Wed. 24 Feb., 10 and 24 March. See Royal Societies of Australia website for details.
10 March 2021 - 24 March 2021Stewardship of Country
The webinars are available on Facebook as well as the website of the Royal Societies of Australia. A recording of the first webinar is also available.
Check Queensland Science Network for events by other scientific and citizen science bodies.
Recent Awards and Congratulations
Prof Sean Ulm honoured
Professor Sean Ulm honoured again
Fellow of the National Academy
Assoc. Professor Sean Ulm
On 1 December 2015 the Australian Academy of the Humanities announced that Member Associate Professor Sean Ulm has been elected a Fellow. Prof. Ulm is a Cairns-based ARC Future Fellow in the College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University. The Academy describes him thus: “A specialist at the forefront of human-environmental studies in Aboriginal archaeology, particularly from coastal contexts in northern Australia and the Pacific, Ulm’s work is credited for recasting the nature of coastal occupation models from the Holocene period by integrating accurate climate models with forensic analysis of coastal sites. He is highly regarded for his coordination of multidisciplinary expertise in the investigation of the prehistoric coastal record.”
We congratulate Sean on this important recognition of the scholarly influence and quality of his work.
UQ Gatton Gold Medal
PP Paul Sattler
Past President Paul Sattler OAM was awarded the University of Queensland Gatton Gold Medal at a ceremony on the campus on 15 December 2015. Among a career lifetime of other achievements, Paul’s pioneering work in identifying regional ecosystems and applying this science in the 1990s as a tool for augmenting the National Park estate was a primary basis for the award. In his acceptance address, Paul – himself a graduate of Gatton College – highlighted the need for a multidisciplinary approach in managing contemporary issues such as rangeland management, climate change, salinisation of soils and food security. Congratulations, Paul!