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AuthorKeywordsTitleDate of acceptanceDate of publication
Referred Papers
Kate Burndred and David SternbergLake Eyre Basin, Plotosidae, endemic species, sleepy cod (Oxyeleotris lineolata), life historyBiology and Reproductive Ecology of the Endangered Cooper Creek Catfish (Neosiluroides cooperensis) and Implications for Its Conservation
William G. PerkinsKalkadoon Granodiorite, Leichhardt complex, Magna Lynn Metabasalt, Mount Isa Province, metasomatismReversal of Ages of the Kalkadoon/Leichhardt Complex and the Magna Lynn Metabasalt, NW Queensland
Cynthia Parayiwa, Alison M. Behie and Aparna LalGIS, space-time, perinatal health, emerging hot spotPerinatal Health Surveillance: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Administrative Health Records from Queensland, Australia, 2008–2018
Supplemental Material
Paul Williams, Penny Watson, David Kington and Eleanor Collinsplanned burning, frequent fire, wildfire, overabundant saplings, kangaroo grassFrequently Burnt Subtropical Eucalypt Forest Is More Resilient to Wildfire Than Rarely Burnt Forest
Paul Williams, Eleanor Collins, Michelle Nash, Chandra Wood, Mel Cooper, Craig Hardie and Kelli MesserNotelaea lloydii, Zieria gymnocarpa, fire management, monitoring, subtropical eucalypt forestPopulation Dynamics and Fire Response of Two Rare Shrubs in Brisbane Eucalypt Forests
David L. Lloyd and David A. Georgeclimate change adaptation, risk management, belief systems, scepticism, action learning processA Rangelands Conundrum – the Division Within and Among Producers and Stakeholders Regarding Climate Change: Addressing the Challenge to Promote and Gain Consensus of Perception
Peter Dart, Colin Lynam, Revel Pointon and Geoff Edwardsgroundwater, subsidence, aquifer, salt, agriculture production, regulationCoal Seam Gas Mining: An Assault on Farming Land, Water Resources and Property Rights
Supplemental Material
Peter Dart, Philippa England and Nelson Quinnbiodiversity conservation, nature-based solutions, rural land, private tenures, funding schemesRecent Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation on Privately Tenured Rural Land: An Introductory Survey and Discussion
Alan RixCenozoic, Eocene, Ipswich coal measures, fossil fish, fossil insectsCoal, Bees and Fossils: The History and Significance of the Redbank Plains Formation Fossil Sites, South East Queensland
Revised version 25.8.2022
Early-career Researcher Abstracts
Katie O’Connor, Jodi Neal, Apollo Gomez and Joanne De Faveri[ECR Abstract]
strawberry, powdery mildew, fungus, genomics, DNA
Using DNA Information to Breed for Disease-resistant Strawberries
Ryu Lippmann, Kate Helmstedt, Mark Gibbs and Paul Corry[ECR Abstract]
optimisation, facility location, facility sizing, coral aquaculture, reef restoration
Optimising Facility Location and Sizing for Coral Aquaculture Production
Eva F. Martellotta and Paul Craft[ECR Abstract]
Australian archaeology, wooden tools, hardwood boomerangs, multipurpose
Boomerangs Shape Stone Tools in Ancient Queensland: Experimental Archaeology and Traditional Knowledge Reveal a New Function of the Most Iconic Indigenous Tool
Maya Bharatiya, Tanya M. Smith and Christine M. Austin[ECR Abstract]
strontium, life history, tooth development, dental anthropology, marsupials
Testing Strontium for Estimating Weaning Ages: Implications for Marsupial Life History Reconstruction
Sally Wasef, Ido Bar, Natasha Mitchell and Kirsty Wright[ECR Abstract]
Ancient DNA, WWI remains, paleogenetics, next-generation sequencing, target enrichment
What Can Ancient DNA Bring to the Identification of Fallen Australian War Casualties? Pioneering Methodologies at Queensland-based Ancient DNA Facilities
Charles Cadier, Nathan Waltham, Adam Canning, Scott Fry and Maria F. Adame[ECR Abstract]
tidal restriction, coastal wetlands, methane, tidal restoration, soil indicators
Tidal Restriction Leads to Enhanced Methane Emissions in Tropical Australia
Arun Singh Ramesh, Alexander W. Cheesman, Darren M. Crayn and Lucas A. Cernusak[ECR Abstract]
habitat suitability, wet tropics, Flindersia, leaf traits, fragile ecosystems
Are Tropical Mountaintop Trees Constrained in Their Distributions by Physiological Limitations? Thermal Adaptation and Acclimation to Climate Change
Royal Society of Queensland Reports
Ross A. Hynes[Presidential Address]Presidential Address 2022
The Imbalance of Power between Urban and Rural Populations When Addressing Sustainability While Burdened by Indifferent Politics
Ross A. Hynes[Annual Report]The Royal Society of Queensland Annual Report 2021–2022 20.10.202231.10.2022
Council of The Royal Society of Queensland[Citation]The Royal Society of Queensland, Award of Life Membership to Angela H. Arthington, 18 June 2022
Angela Arthington[Career Retrospective]A Career Retrospective
12.09.20227.10.2022. Revised version 29.10.2022