Can teenagers reasonably be held accountable for their actions? Are we all born equal? How early in life (or in the womb) is our life trajectory set? Are poor life skills the product of our upbringing, or genetically predetermined? What […]Read More >>
Applications for inaugural grants from the Royal Society of Queensland Research Fund are now open, following the launch on 5 June by Life Member Prof Trevor Clifford OAM. Further details are on the Research page, summarised in the Call for […]Read More >>
Discussion Paper From Red to Black to Green now released (20 June 2018) (3MB). All those interested in the management of Queensland’s pastoral zone are invited to turn to our Stewardship page for supporting documents; and then turn to the […]Read More >>
The 122nd annual edition of this venerable journal is now available for purchase. Articles this year: Frederick Strange, naturalist – Pat Comben Propagation of rock oysters – Ben Diggles Building science into policy – Geoff Edwards Decline of native flora […]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.
9 August 2018Some youth are disadvantaged from birth !
Second workshop in a series of three on preventative health, keynote Dr Malcolm McDonald, Consultant Physician, Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention, James Cook University. Afternoon of Thursday 9 August. See flyer for more details and Eventbrite to register.
11 August 2018Citizen Science: Challenges and benefits for biodiversity conservation
The Hut Environment and Community Association will present a forum on Saturday, 11 August 2018 at Pullenvale. Abstracts by 6 April. Flyer has details.
Inspiring Queensland maintains a year-round events calendar for science -related events throughout Queensland.
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!