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Native vegetation management

In April 2020 Members Philippa England and Nelson Quinn of Griffith University’s Law School trialled an online survey with a small number of stakeholders interested in the operation of Queensland’s Vegetation Management Act. Respondents were mostly current or previous landholders […]

Conservation covenants

Members Philippa England and Nelson Quinn of Griffith University’s Law School are undertaking project-driven research on the operation of the Vegetation Management Act in Queensland. The project aims to identify opportunities for incremental improvements to the legislation with a view […]

Planning in Queensland

Member Dr Philippa England has published a new edition of her landmark book Planning in Queensland: Law, Policy and Practice with Amy McInerney. The book takes a fresh look at the operation of planning law in Queensland, incorporating insights based […]

Proceedings 124 now published

Volume 124 of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been completed and printed. For the first time since the journal was launched in 1884, the annual volume has been published online with open access. Copies are available […]

Spanish exploration of northern Australia – Steve Hutcheon

The curiosity of Member Steve Hutcheon – who has an eclectic interest in Queensland’s early explorers and naturalists – was recently piqued upon learning of a letter by one J.E. Richter in The Sydney Morning Herald of 22 June 1872, […]

Eungella rainforests – Themed Proceedings now available

  The Land of Clouds Revisited – a Special Issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been published on the biology and ecology of the rainforests of the Eungella area inland from Mackay. Further details are […]

Call for papers for annual Proceedings

Papers are invited for the next annual volume of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland.  Details on the Proceedings page. Short communications, student abstracts and opinion pieces are welcome, as well as conventional research articles. This venerable journal […]

Ray Specht honoured

The Society is delighted that Life Member Prof Ray Specht has been honoured in the Australia Day awards with the title of Order of Australia. The official citation catalogues some of Prof Specht’s achievements during a remarkable career of more […]

Tropical Ecosystems – New Book

Member Prof Dilwyn Griffiths has published a new book, Tropical Ecosystems in Australia: Responses to a Changing World. Copies can be obtained from the publisher. The book draws on a wide range of case studies of tropical Australian ecosystems ranging […]

Research Fund Awards

We are pleased to announce the award of two grants in the second round of the Research Fund. Koala microbiomes by Dr Michaela Blyton of the University of Queensland. We are delighted that the Australian Koala Foundation has agreed to […]