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Prof Angela Arthington honoured
Prof Angela Arthington honoured

Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington, a member of the Society’s Council, is the 2018 recipient of the Australian Society for Limnology Medal, its highest award. The medal is presented in recognition of significant contributions to freshwater science. Prof Arthington has published […]

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Springs of the Great Artesian Basin – Special issue of the Proceedings
Springs of the Great Artesian Basin – Special issue of the Proceedings

The Society intends to publish a Special issue of its Proceedings on Springs of the Great Artesian Basin in late 2019.  This publication is intended to capture articles ranging from historic and contemporary narratives, indigenous perspectives, scientific papers (geohydrology, ecology, […]

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Drought policy, drought preparedness
Drought policy, drought preparedness

To be resilient in the face of drought requires a pastoral enterprise to be both: resilient in financial conditions; resilient in paddock conditions. A producer’s financial circumstances are partly a consequence of their own actions, but are played out upon […]

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Citizen science forum
Citizen science forum

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 […]

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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.

Forthcoming Events

31 October 2018

Launch of Queensland Science Network website

The launch of the website of the Queensland Science Network, previously proposed for 31 October 2018, has been postponed until 2019.

29 November 2018

Research Fund award

The inaugural grants from the Research Fund will be announced at the Society’s AGM on 29 November, not on 31 October as previously announced.

29 November 2018

Annual General Meeting

The Society’s AGM will be held in the Community Meeting Room, ground floor, Brisbane Square Library on Thursday 29 November at 4 PM. The event will feature presentations from the two winners of the Society’s 2018 Research Fund awards and other members on their current projects. The public is welcome. The business will end at 6 PM followed by light refreshments.

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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!