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Welcome to the fourth edition of the QSN Newsletter. Table of Contents follows:

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HOT NEWS – Pandemic impacts
Qld funds world first biosecurity ‘virtual lab’
Insect decline in the Anthropocene: ‘Death by a thousand cuts’
Members Awards, Newsletters and Media
Table of Recent Newsletters received from Networking Societies
Happenings at Wildlife Preservation Society
CSIRO science champions in 2020
Physicist Cathy Foley appointed Australia’s next Chief Scientist
Happenings at RGSQ
Happenings at Australian Citizen Science Association
Happenings at Brisbane Shell Club Inc
Happenings at Butterfly & other Invertebrates Club inc.
and Cubberla-Witton Catchment and Brisbane Catchment Networks
Happenings at Entomological Society of Queensland
Healthy Land and Water partners – QLD Farmers’ Federation preparing for floods
Queensland Fire and Biodiversity E-News (Publications- See Appendix)
Happenings at National Parks Association of Queensland Continue reading

Welcome to the third edition of the QSN Newsletter. Highlights include:

  • Table of QSN Partner Newsletters produced
  • Research Fund grants open – QCF 2021 grants, Inspiring Citizen Science Grants
  • Dr Cathy Foley – New Australian Chief Scientist
  • Results-Aussie Backyard Bird count
  • Brisbane’s Big Butterfly Count field day continues until March 2021
  • Teaching Resource – Local Birds in S.E. Queensland app.
  • QCC analysis of recent Queensland elections
  • Political parties’ platforms
  • Entomological Society – The Dung Beetle Date
  • ACSA – Publication listing for Citizen Science for September 2020
  • Editors Excerpts from Exceptional Articles.

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Welcome to the second edition of the Newsletter. Highlights include:

  • Research Fund grants open – Royal Society Queensland, citizen science encouraged
  • Dr Geoff Monteith honoured
  • New Australian butterfly stamps
  • Anyone interested in study on Norfolk Island?
  • Expedition Solar System – Teaching resource
  • Guidelines to Indigenous knowledge
  • Political parties’ platforms
  • OzFish agenda
  • World Rivers Day
  • Citizen science opportunities – birds, weather, Trove, mozzies.

QSN Members and Newsletter Subscribers have an opportunity to order copies of a new book at a significant discount to the recommended retail price:

The Long Enlightenment: Australian Science from its Beginnings to the Mid-20th Century. Sample pages and a Table of Contents accompany this message.
Download the Newsletter here (1.645 MB). Editor Col Lynam (col.lynam AT gmail.com) welcomes feedback on this Newsletter and items for the next edition.

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 out what the cause is, identify trees that are vulnerable, and take steps to protect them.

This project will allow people Australia-wide to report observations of tree death. In the past, there have been many occurrences of large-scale tree death that were initially identified by concerned members of the public such as farmers, bushwalkers, bird watchers and landholders. Collecting these observations is an important way to monitor the health of trees and ecosystems.

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  www.esplash.me    Scroll down to the Featured Publications section where this eBook can be found together with articles relating to the authors’ sojourns at two Queensland lighthouses in recent years (Living at a Lighthouse) even a ‘History of Fraser NP’ and several other articles about that park.

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 professionals.

Bushfire 2016 Program

Bushfire 2016 Outcomes Report

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 the Consortium, there was a focus on translating science into practice, including student projects.

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