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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 […]

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 […]