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Walter Fisher Grants for Mycology Research – now open

The Society is pleased to announce a grant or grants of up to $20,000 for research into microscopic or macroscopic fungi. The grants honour Queenslander Walter Fisher whose career focused on yeasts. Please distribute the attached flyer to colleagues who […]

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Proceedings 131 complete

The 131st issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been completed and is ready for dispatch to a printer. The full text is available free of charge online. The Society has been able to continue to […]

Coal seam gas alarm raised

The irreversible damage that mining for coal seam gas can wreak on cropping land through subsidence was a highlight of a scientific paper published by four members of The Royal Society of Queensland in its 2022 annual Proceedings. Lead author […]

Call for papers and thesis abstracts, 2023 Proceedings

Papers are invited for the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland, Volume 132. Details on the Proceedings page. Short communications, student abstracts and opinion pieces are welcome, as well as conventional research articles. The 2022 edition featured an Early […]

New Life Member, Em. Prof. Angela Arthington

On 18 June 2022, Emeritus Professor Angela Arthington accepted Council’s offer of Honorary Life Membership. Life Membership can be conferred either for outstanding service to the Society or for significant eminence in scholarship. Prof. Arthington eminently qualifies on both counts. […]

Seismology

On 3 May 2022 Council member Col Lynam presented on the current state of seismology in Queensland and introduced a recently-published database covering more than 50 years of seismic events. The database – of seismic events from 1866 to 2007 […]

Boomerangs and stone tools – Eva Martellotta

Archaeologist Eva Martellotta has been investigating the use of hardwood boomerangs to modify the edges of stone tools. An analysis of ethnographic reports over the past 170 years has revealed that Australian Aboriginal communities were using boomerangs to modify the […]

Early Career Researchers: Showcasing their work to an encouraging audience

Those who missed the first online symposium showcasing ECR scientific research of significance to Queensland missed a thoroughly interesting session. The event featured some 15 presenters, each followed by a Q&A session. This event was free and open to the […]

Research Fund grantees

At the AGM of the Society on 9 December,  two awards were made under the Society’s Research Fund, and two additional awards from a bequest provided by the family of the late Prof Trevor Clifford, Life Member. Ms Alexandria Mattinson, […]