Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

A selection of items of general scientific news, primarily activities of member groups.

Scientific predictions on spread of Corona Virus

Among the numerous articles in the media predicting how rapidly the virus causing the illness COVID-19 will spread, one written by US engineer Tomas Puey on the website accessed by the following link has appealed to us as particularly well researched and likely to be authoritative. The article, “Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now: Politicians, […]

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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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2020 Fire Science Forum: Facing Fire in a Changing Climate

Date: Tuesday 17 March, 2020 Time: 8:00am for registration (9:00am start) New venue: Auditorium, State Library of Qld, Stanley Pl, Sth Brisbane. 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 […]

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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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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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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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