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.


A Conference to Honour Two Cultures

The Commemoration of Captain James Cook RN – His HMS Endeavour Voyage Along The Coast of the Chepara People Download pdf brochure and registration form CONTACT: The Royal Historical Society of Queensland email: info@queenslandhistory.org.au ph: +61 7 3221 4198 The Auditorium STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND

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Bamboo raft voyage update

Glenn Marshall of “The First Mariners”, who gave a presentation in 2019 ‘In the Wake of the First Australians’ to an event hosted by the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland and The Royal Society of Queensland, has sent an update about their bamboo raft voyage, researching how people first arrived in Australia 70,000 years ago. […]

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The Moreton Bay Foundation Newsletter – February 2020

The Moreton Bay Foundation Newsletter – February 2020

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The Dead Tree Detective

Western Sydney University and the University of New England have set up a Citizen Science Project called the Dead Tree Detective. The aim of the project is to collect observations of dead or dying trees around Australia. It sounds a bit grim, but knowing where and when trees have died will help us to work […]

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Climate Data

The Queensland Government’s Long Paddock website has provided climate and pasture information to the grazing community since 1995. The site provides access to rainfall and pasture outlooks and decision-support tools to support land management decision-making and planning for landholders, educators, consultants and extension officers. The SILO site, a component of the Long Paddock, is a […]

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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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Forthcoming Events
Mar
17
Tue
8:00 am 2020 Fire Science Forum: Facing ... @ Auditorium, State Library of Qld
2020 Fire Science Forum: Facing ... @ Auditorium, State Library of Qld
Mar 17 @ 8:00 am
Keynote: Managing forest fuels & smoke, now & into the future – Dr Owen Price (Uni. of Wollongong) Keynote: Climate change & prescribed burning – What do we know? – Dr Hamish Clarke (Uni. of[...]
Mar
25
Wed
all-day World Science Festival – Brisban...
World Science Festival – Brisban...
Mar 25 – Mar 29 all-day
The World Science Festival is again coming to Brisbane in March 2020. Street Science is very popular component of the World Science Festival and is visited by over 95,000 people. In 2019 the Royal Society[...]
Apr
3
Fri
all-day 15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
15th National Australian Shell Show @ Gaythorne Bowls Club
The 15th National Australian Shell Show will be held in Brisbane Australia on 3th-5th April 2020. Further information and Registration Packs are available at https://www.seqshells.com/nationalshellshow2020
May
23
Sat
8:15 am A Conference to Honour Two Cultures @ The Auditorium - STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
A Conference to Honour Two Cultures @ The Auditorium - STATE LIBRARY OF QUEENSLAND
May 23 @ 8:15 am
The Commemoration of Captain James Cook RN – His HMS Endeavour Voyage Along The Coast of the Chepara People Download pdf brochure and registration form
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