Queensland's Citizen Science Hub

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

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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Moreton Bay Foundation CEO Announcement

It is with pleasure that the Board of The Moreton Bay Foundation announces the appointment of Suzie Christensen as the Foundation’s inaugural Chief Executive Officer. Suzie will start employment on 21st October. Suzie is an experienced CEO with a long history in not-for-profit management and governance, including in environmental and social advocacy, planning and management. […]

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Collaboration drives Shoreline Management success

Stage two of the TS Onslow Naval Cadets Shoreline Management Project has been successfully completed. This community-driven project on the northern Pumicestone Passage at Golden Beach aims to prevent erosion of the foreshore and enhance fish habitat. Project outcomes include planting mangroves and stabilising dune species with biodegradable coir logs, potato starch matrix sheets and […]

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The Pesticide Detectives: National Assessment of Pesticides in Waters

Interested to participate in a first of its’ kind exciting Australia wide Citizen Science project? Pesticide Detectives is an extensive project investigating the occurrence and concentrations of pesticides in Australian waterways. It is funded by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Business and undertaken by the Aquatic Environmental Stress Research Group (AQUEST) based at RMIT […]

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The Moreton Bay Foundation Launched

The Moreton Bay Foundation was officially launched on the 30 August by His Excellency the Governor at a function at Brisbane City Hall. An immensely rich compendium of contemporary and ancient Indigenous knowledge Moreton Bay Quandamooka & Catchment: Past, present, and future was also launched and is now available as an E-book as well as […]

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Rangelands Declaration released

The three-co-organisers of the July Rangelands Policy Dialogue have approved of a one-page Declaration, download here. The three parties – The Royal Society of Queensland, AgForce and NRM Regions Queensland – have issued the following statement. “The Rangelands Declaration is not an action plan. It is a statement of principles, emphasising the lack of widely […]

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Queensland Science Network launched

The Queensland Science Network was launched by His Excellency the Governor of Queensland the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC at an official reception at Government House on 13 June 2019. Some 50 guests representing the societies who have joined the Network and some senior public servants including the CEO of the Queensland Museum and the […]

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Spiders in Woodfordia

In 2019, the BioDiscovery Project continued a survey of biodiversity at the Woodfordia property, site of the annual Woodford Folk Festival. Spider expert Robert Whyte, a member of the Royal Society of Queensland, has supplied this fascinating report of the survey (5.8MB) and the stunning photographs. Report of field work at Woodfordia site

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