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Proceedings 123 published

The 2018 edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland has now been published. Thanks to Dr Barry Pollock, recently retired Honorary Editor for sterling work in producing his fourth edition; and thanks to the authors and reviewers […]

Health in Remote and Indigenous Communities

The third limb of the Society’s project to identify the preconditions of human health will focus on health in remote and Indigenous communities. How do biophysical factors such as nutrition, exercise and childhood exposure to toxins interact with sociological factors […]

Essentialistic pluralism in taxonomy – Draft article for critical review

“We argue for a refocusing of the species debate on criteria rather than concept, thereby highlighting the real with the context of the hypothetical nature of species”, writes Member Stephen Maxwell and co-authors. Their draft paper is available for critical […]

Ray Specht – 70 years of curiosity

From Arnhem Land Expedition 1948 to 2018 – A life’s work With editorial assistance from member Dr David Doley, Life Member Prof Ray Specht has compiled Ray Specht – A Retrospective including a bibliography of some of his published work […]

Inaugural grants from Research Fund announced

At the Society’s AGM on 29 November 2018, the winners of the inaugural awards from the Research Fund were announced by Emeritus Prof. Calvin Rose AM, Life Member: Alex Jiang, University of Queensland, for an investigation of koala-cattle interactions. Chapa […]

Origins science – Can science really discover the origin of the universe?

Aerospace engineer Phil Andrews is examining whether science possesses tools of inquiry adequate to explore all conceivable explanations of the origin of the universe. Given that it is normal practice to apply ‘Methodological Naturalism’ to ‘Origins Science’, scientists must suppress […]

Work experience available

Students and others seeking voluntary pre-career experience are invited to contact the Society on rsocqld@gmail.com. Opportunities are potentially available in: website management marketing and public relations scientific inquiry beyond the laboratory bridging science and policy submission-writing journalism writing educational materials […]

Well-being legislation for Queensland?

If Wales can pass legislation which requires public bodies to consider the long-term social, cultural, environmental and economic well-being of the Welsh people in all of their decision-making, could it work in Queensland? Member David Marlow, systems analyst and futurist, […]

Greenwashing infrastructure

Member Prof Bill Laurance has recently published an editorial in Nature on the damage being caused by infrastructure in developing countries, notably in Amazonia and by China’s Belt and Road initiative of more than 7000 projects. Nature has granted permission […]

Professor Sean Ulm honoured

Member Prof Sean Ulm of James Cook University has just been appointed as Distinguished Professor. The Vice-Chancellor has advised: “James Cook University confers the title of Distinguished Professor upon professors of exceptional distinction. To be eligible … an individual must […]