Annual edition of Proceedings now published
All articles in the second edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland for 2020, Volume 128, have now been published online. These are available on an open-access basis free of charge, under Creative Commons conditions.
All articles destined for this issue have been typeset and are en route to printing. Printed copies will be available for a cost of $35 plus $10 postage.
“Springs of the Great Artesian Basin” published
A Special Issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland has been published. All articles are available free of charge online at www.royalsocietyqld.org/2020-springs-special-issue-vol-126/.
This is an outstanding work of scholarship and policy that includes scientific papers and opinion pieces, from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. A limited number of printed copies is available for purchase: see www.royalsocietyqld.org/purchases/.
The Society anticipates that the volume will be an important work of reference to all those with an interest in the Great Artesian Basin as they grapple with the best methods of managing and conserving it.
Orders are being taken for several issues of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland:
Volume 125 –The Land of Clouds Revisited: The Biodiversity and Ecology of the Eungella Rainforests – $35 plus $10 postage.
Volume 126 – Springs of the Great Artesian Basin – $50 plus $15 postage.
Volume 127 – A Rangelands Dialogue: Towards a Sustainable Future – $35 plus $10 postage.
Volume 128 – Regular annual issue 2020 – $35 plus $10 postage.
The table of contents of each of these printed works is or will soon be available on the Proceedings page.
Please proceed to the Purchases page to make payments.
History on display – National Science Week
Some of the early history of the Society has been placed on display in a blog post by the State Library of Queensland as part of its National Science Week program in August 2020.
Silvester Diggles, one of the founders of the Queensland Philosophical Society (member number 3), is featured in the blog post. One of Silvester’s descendants, marine scientist Dr Ben Diggles, is an active and prominent current member of the Society.
A Rangelands Dialogue: Towards a Sustainable Future – now published
Look ahead of the whimsy in this new Special Issue of the Proceedings of The Royal Society of Queensland. There are 26 serious papers – from pastoralists, scientists and policy specialists knowledgeable about the native pastures of Queensland’s inland. These are Short Communications and Opinion Pieces, capturing insights on a wide range of issues at a time when financial and environmental distress suggest that ‘business as usual’ is not an adequate strategy for this proportion – some three-quarters – of the State’s land area.
The Special Issue, known as Volume 127, is now published and available online free of charge under Creative Commons conditions.
The papers derive from the July 2019 Rangelands Policy Dialogue – see our Rural Policy Initiative web pages for more information.
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