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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 […]

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

The Society has a long tradition  of publishing special themed issues. 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 […]

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, presented for significant contributions to freshwater science. Prof Arthington has published widely on river and fish […]

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 […]