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The disadvantage of youth

Can teenagers reasonably be held accountable for their actions? If their mothers drank alcohol during the first trimester, possibly even before they knew they were pregnant, they may be suffering from lifelong, irreversible cognitive impairment. Truly humans are not all […]

Australian land snails – new book

Member Dr John Stanisic and co-authors have just released Volume 2 of a three-part catalogue of the land snails of Australia. This 595-page volume in full colour covers 756 species from an area extending from western Queensland across to Western […]

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 […]

Corinne Unger honoured

Member Corinne Unger was among a  list of distinguished contributors to the minerals industry recognised in the 2018 Awards of AusIMM (Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy). Ms Unger won the award for AusIMM Professional Excellence. She was nominated by […]

Spiders book re-published

Society member Robert Whyte has just signed off on the artwork for the third printing of his A Field Guide to Spiders of Australia, CSIRO Publishing 2017, with Greg Anderson co-author. The first printing sold out in under four weeks. […]

Stewardship incentives for the pastoral lands

A Discussion Paper From Red to Black to Green has been 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 this report and supporting documents; […]

Proceedings 122

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 […]

Papers invited – Proceedings 124, rainforests, preventative health

Researchers with scientific knowledge to share are invited to submit papers for forthcoming issues of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. Separate Guides to Authors for each issue are available. Proceedings 124 – the annual issue, published regularly […]

A Conservation Memoir – New Edition

Past President Paul Sattler OAM has updated his memoir. A copy is available on the Members’ Collection page. The memoir is a thoroughly interesting story of the drive to enlarge the National Park State and other initiatives in conservation policy […]

Go Extinct! game launched

On 29 April 2018, Royal Society member Ariel Marcy launched her free science game design platform, DIY Go Extinct! at the State Library in Brisbane. Over 35 youngsters, parents, teachers, and scientists came and created one-of-a-kind Go Extinct! games featuring […]