Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

This page presents a catalogue of the materials posted to the site. This site is dedicated to showcasing information generated by member societies, but a few items from other sources are included. To discover materials on subjects of interest, you can browse through the list, or enter keywords into the search box on the home page. First, some general comments on finding information.

Finding scientific information

A good place to commence a search is your local library. All public libraries nowadays have powerful search engines and librarians who are experienced in information retrieval. 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, the State Library of Queensland and many other contributing libraries including universities. (For example, it indexes more than 2 million items in the University of Queensland’s libraries).

To find scholarly articles (published in scientific journals), use academic search engines Google Scholar, EBSCO, Scopus and Informit. Informit is an Australian search engine that specialises in hard-to-find Australian materials.

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 this site and The Royal Society of Queensland) periodically and stores them in perpetuity.

Now explore this site! The 25+ societies represented here are custodians of an immense wealth of scientific and field knowledge, focused on Queensland.


Lighthouses of Australia

Royal Society Member Ron Turner has produced a delightful e-book on the lighthouses of Australia. 18 lighthouses in Queensland are featured, each with an impressive photograph and a page of notes. The compilation will be an excellent companion for anyone visiting one of structures, each one a masterpiece of innovation. It can be found at  […]

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Phytochemical Feast by Paul Williams

Author: Paul Williams Plants are exceptional chemists and their pharmacy provides us with an enormous number of compounds that are essential to our long-term good health.

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Macadamias – Mount Glorious

Report on the history and current state of 1927 footpath plantings of Macadamia tetraphylla along Mount Glorious Road, Mount Glorious Qld

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Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice

Hosted and coordinated by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice was a national conference held on the 28 – 30th September 2016, at the University of Queensland, aimed at connecting fire scientists, ecologists and students with on-ground fire operators, land managers and other fire and environmental […]

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SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium 20-year anniversary

In June 2019, the SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium held its 20-year anniversary celebration, at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Toowong. With the theme Fire, Research and Partnerships, this forum showcased projects and programs that highlight the value of partnerships and longevity in applied fire ecology and on-ground management. Consistent with the long-standing objective of […]

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Involving landholders more in bushfire strategy: SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium comments

Source: ABC Triple J Hack Program, THURSDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2019 3:47PM Author: James Purtill “Going local: Involving landholders more in bushfire strategy: All the experts agree the current shouting match over bushfire mitigation strategies is far too simplistic and unhelpfully lumps together many different types of fire ecology. What works in a savannah grassland won’t […]

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Corinne Unger presented at a Mt Coot-tha quarry forum

Royal Society member Corinne Unger presented at a Mt Coot-tha quarry forum hosted on 8 October by Brisbane City Councillor Michael Berkman and Mt Coot-tha Alliance to kick off the conversation on rehabilitation and closure planning.

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Algal bloom Pumicestone Passage

Algal blooms were evident in the lower Pumicestone Passage and on Bribie Island beaches late in October 2019.  This media report aims to dispel some myths that these phenomena are “natural” events without human influence. A potential solution (constructed wetlands to alleviate stormwater impacts) is flagged. Sewage is also a major contributor to phosphorus pollution […]

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Maintaining regional Queensland’s natural capital and ecosystem services

A Sustainable Queensland Forum – Royal Society of Queensland symposium Rural producers, natural resource managers and conservation managers face a constantly changing set of climatic and human influences. Traditional land production systems and environmental management are under pressure. New approaches to production and natural resource management are required in the face of government financial resource […]

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Ron Turner – Cooloola, Lighthouses and Ranger Service

Ron Turner, former Ranger-in-Charge at Cooloola National Park, with wife Yvonne, has written some thoroughly readable memoirs of his experiences. Take for example the charming e-book Living at a Lighthouse, chronicling sojourns at Bustard Head and Double Island Point lighthouses on Queensland’s central-south coast. This is available under Creative Commons BY 4.0 by generous permission […]

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