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Ian Lowe’s Long Half-life
Ian Lowe’s Long Half-life

Monday 20 September 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM AEST In store at Avid Reader Bookshop and  ZOOM Online. Include email address when registering. Register before 4.00PM on 20 September. Instore guests – 6.00 for a 6.30pm start. Check In Qld […]

Repairing the environmental deficit
Repairing the environmental deficit

A workshop held both in-person at Griffith Southbank and online addressed many issues of contemporary salience around incentivising land restoration. In this one day workshop a panel discussed the role of markets, certification schemes and governments in emerging models of […]

NRM in the Rangelands Conference
NRM in the Rangelands Conference

Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangeland Society are hosting the NRM in the Rangelands Conference- shaping our future, 2021. Members of The Royal Society of Queensland are prominent in organising the event. Rangelands cover about 80% of the Australian […]

Maintaining Queensland’s regional natural capital and ecosystem services
Maintaining Queensland’s regional natural capital and ecosystem services

Sustainable Queensland Forum partnered with the Society and the Central Queensland University to run an interesting seminar in 2016. The proceedings have been rescued from the digital dungeon and are now available on the Events 2016 page of the Society’s […]


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Snippets about Members and their activities

Vale Dr Alan Bartholomai AM (1938-2015)

Alan was Director of the Queensland Museum from 1969-1999, the longest serving Director in its history. Dr Bartholomai oversaw the relocation of the Queensland Museum from Fortitude Valley to South Bank Cultural Centre.

A renowned authority on Cretaceous era fish and Cenozoic marsupials, Dr Bartholomai is well-known by the public for his work in describing the Australian dinosaur Muttaburrasaurus with Ralph Molnar.

Dr Bartholomai was a member of the Royal Society of Queensland and served as President. An obituary will be published in the 2017 issue of the Society’s Proceedings.

Forthcoming Events

4 October 2021  -  8 October 2021

Rangelands conference Longreach

Desert Channels Queensland and the Australian Rangeland Society are hosting the biennial conference at Longreach on 8- October 2021.

23 October 2021  -  29 October 2021

Rangeland congress

Joint International Grassland and International Rangeland Congress, 23-29 October 2021, Nairobi, Kenya. Queensland’s Dr Dana Kelly officiating.

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Check Queensland Science Network for events by other scientific and citizen science bodies.

Recent Awards and Congratulations

Prof Sean Ulm honoured

Professor Sean Ulm honoured again

Fellow of the National Academy

Assoc. Professor Sean Ulm

On 1 December 2015 the Australian Academy of the Humanities announced that Member Associate Professor Sean Ulm has been elected a Fellow.  Prof. Ulm is a Cairns-based ARC Future Fellow in the College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University.  The Academy describes him thus: “A specialist at the forefront of human-environmental studies in Aboriginal archaeology, particularly from coastal contexts in northern Australia and the Pacific, Ulm’s work is credited for recasting the nature of coastal occupation models from the Holocene period by integrating accurate climate models with forensic analysis of coastal sites.  He is highly regarded for his coordination of multidisciplinary expertise in the investigation of the prehistoric coastal record.”
We congratulate Sean on this important recognition of the scholarly influence and quality of his work.

UQ Gatton Gold Medal

PP Paul Sattler

Past President Paul Sattler OAM was awarded the University of Queensland Gatton Gold Medal at a ceremony on the campus on 15 December 2015.  Among a career lifetime of other achievements, Paul’s pioneering work in identifying regional ecosystems and applying this science in the 1990s as a tool for augmenting the National Park estate was a primary basis for the award.  In his acceptance address, Paul – himself a graduate of Gatton College – highlighted the need for a multidisciplinary approach in managing contemporary issues such as rangeland management, climate change, salinisation of soils and food security. Congratulations, Paul!