Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

The traditional method of publishing scientific knowledge is via the peer-reviewed journals. However, many worthwhile reports of field and laboratory experiments do not satisfy the rather restrictive requirements of conventional scientific journals. This page offers a repository for any group, naturalist or scientist affiliated with a member group and who has information that deserves to be shared with the world. For further information about citizen science including a list of current projects, check the website of the Australian Citizen Science Association.

Publication here does not prevent the author from later packaging the material for submission to a scholarly journal, as this site is not deemed to be ‘prior scientific publication’.


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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Finding a citizen science project

The Australian Citizen Science Project Finder has been designed to help people learn about citizen science projects and provide opportunities to volunteer or become otherwise involved.

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Citizen science forum 11 August 2018

The Hut Environmental and Community Association held a forum on Saturday, 11 August 2018 at Pullenvale. The keynote address was by Prof Ian Lowe, member of The Royal Society of Queensland on “The role of citizen science in modern Australia“.

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Cooloola Citizen Science BioBlitz – Update

The Rainbow Beach based BioBlitz lured 15 experienced scientists and about 80 keen volunteers to scan the sky and treetops, shake branches and grasses over 24-26 August 2018 then again on 17-19 May 2019 to search for unknown species of plants, animals, birds and fish. But the issue that has grabbed national and international media […]

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