Three members of the Royal Society of Queensland delivered presentations at the forum “Citizen Science: Challenges and Benefits for Biodiversity Conservation” held on 11 August 2018 by western suburbs-based The Hut Environmental and Conservation Association. Keynote speaker was Emeritus Professor […]Read More >>
Can teenagers reasonably be held accountable for their actions? If their mothers drank alcohol during the first trimester, possibly even before they knew they were pregnant, they may be suffering from lifelong, irreversible cognitive impairment. Truly humans are not all […]Read More >>
Member Dr John Stanisic and co-authors have just released Volume 2 of a three-part catalogue of the land snails of Australia. This 595-page volume in full colour covers 756 species from an area extending from western Queensland across to Western […]Read More >>
Member Alan Lauder, “The Carbon Expert”, features in a video that has had 2,500 views on one day. Check the Facebook site of Soils for Life: www.facebook.com/SoilsforLife/videos/1837663936256809/ .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.
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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!