Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

Finding scientific information

This site is dedicated primarily to showcasing the information generated by member societies, although it also includes various other materials of general public interest.

A good place to commence a search is your local library. All public libraries nowadays have powerful search engines and librarians experienced in information retrieval on hand. To search multiple libraries, try Trove, the National Library of Australia’s umbrella search engine. It indexes books, periodicals and other materials held in the National Library and a large number of other contributing libraries including universities. (For example, it indexes more than 420,000 items in the Brisbane City Council library network and more than 2 million from The University of Queensland’s libraries).

Seeking a document from a defunct website? Try Pandora, the National Library’s archival engine that sweeps a select range of official and other websites (including that of The Royal Society of Queensland) periodically and stores them in perpetuity.

Below is a searchable list of all information resources posted to this site.


Moreton Bay Foundation CEO Announcement

It is with pleasure that the Board of The Moreton Bay Foundation announces the appointment of Suzie Christensen as the Foundation’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Suzie will start employment on 21st October. Suzie is an experienced CEO with a long history in not-for-profit management and governance, including in environmental and social advocacy, planning and management. […]

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Cosmos

Cosmos https://cosmosmagazine.com/ is a national quarterly magazine on general science published by The Royal Institution of Australia Inc(RiAus), a science communications organisation based in Adelaide.

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STEM Education – Activities and resources

The website of the Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist https://www.chiefscientist.qld.gov.au/stem-education/activities-resources references a wide range of STEM activities and resources.

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STAR Portal

Arising indirectly from a brainstorming session convened by the Royal Society of Queensland in July 2015, the Office of the Chief Scientist of Australia developed a national web portal to offer access to a range of authoritative materials and programs. The STAR portal went live late in June 2017.

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Jolt!

The website Jolt Science http://joltscience.com.au/, operated by Robert Whyte, member of the Royal Society of Queensland, showcases a monthly web TV series in which innovators and experts talk science.

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Restore Pumicestone Passage

Shellfish reefs (oysters, mussels etc.) are “the lungs” of healthy estuaries, providing various “ecosystem engineering” services including filtering to clean the water, nutrient uptake, shoreline stabilisation and food  and shelter for fish and crabs. However, today less than 5% of historical shellfish populations remain in Pumicestone Passage, off northern Moreton Bay, due mainly to declining water […]

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Oyster recruitment – Proceedings 122 of 2017

One paper, by Member Dr Ben Diggles entitled “Annual pattern of settlement of Sydney Rock oyster spat in Pumicestone Passage“, is available for download here as it is deemed a suitable source of data sets for classes in biology under Queensland’s 2019 senior secondary syllabus. Supplementary data and a spreadsheet with spatfall field data referred […]

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Collaboration drives Shoreline Management success

Stage two of the TS Onslow Naval Cadets Shoreline Management Project has been successfully completed. This community-driven project on the northern Pumicestone Passage at Golden Beach aims to prevent erosion of the foreshore and enhance fish habitat. Project outcomes include planting mangroves and stabilising dune species with biodegradable coir logs, potato starch matrix sheets and […]

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The Pesticide Detectives: National Assessment of Pesticides in Waters

Interested to participate in a first of its’ kind exciting Australia wide Citizen Science project? Pesticide Detectives is an extensive project investigating the occurrence and concentrations of pesticides in Australian waterways. It is funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Business and undertaken by the Aquatic Environmental Stress Research Group (AQUEST) based at RMIT […]

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Forthcoming Events
Sep
25
Wed
all-day Art Exhibition based on plant cells @ Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre
Art Exhibition based on plant cells @ Cooroy Butter Factory Art Centre
Sep 25 – Oct 15 all-day
Tanya Scharaschkin will be in Cooroy for a 3-week art residency at the Butter Factory Art Centre. She will be producing art based on plant cells and will also run a workshop. There will be[...]
Oct
12
Sat
4:00 pm The Seasons of Saturn by Tony Du... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
The Seasons of Saturn by Tony Du... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
Oct 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturn, like most planets, undergoes seasonal changes during its 29.5 year orbit around the Sun. Some of the seasonal changes can be observed from Earth whilst other changes are more subtle and require telescopes and[...]
Nov
9
Sat
4:00 pm Diamonds in Space by Tim Napier-... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
Diamonds in Space by Tim Napier-... @ Lecture Theatre 07-222 Parnel Building
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Diamond is composed almost entirely of carbon, and carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe, so on these facts alone diamond might be expected to be ubiquitous in space. Indeed, there is[...]
Nov
11
Mon
6:30 pm Presentation: Australian Natural... @ The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc.
Presentation: Australian Natural... @ The Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc.
Nov 11 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Reception & Buffet 6.30 pm & Presentation 8.00 pm The 2019 Medallionist is Dr Simon Grove for his contribution to natural history, entomology and malacology. Medallion presented by Nicola (Nick) Williams, Vice President Royal Society[...]
Nov
16
Sat
10:00 am Floressence 2019 – An exhibition... @ Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
Floressence 2019 – An exhibition... @ Metcalfe Gallery, Brisbane Institute of Art
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Nov 26 @ 4:00 pm
An exhibition of contemporary botanical art. A video of the 2016 Floressence exhibition is available on Youtube via this link.
Dec
5
Thu
all-day 2nd Australian Native Bee Confer... @ St Leo’s College, University of Queensland,
2nd Australian Native Bee Confer... @ St Leo’s College, University of Queensland,
Dec 5 – Dec 7 all-day
Integrating beekeeping, crop pollination, hive products and research Beekeepers, farmers, industry leaders, educators and researchers are invited to share knowledge at the second Australian Native Bee Conference. We will discuss issues required to increase understanding[...]
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