Action Needed to Ensure the Recovery of the Leadbeater’s Possum

In light of the recent re-classification of the Leadbeater’s Possum as “critically endangered,” the Royal Society of Victoria wishes to make clear its position.

Position Statement: Climate Research & Application is Big Business

The recent announcement by CSIRO of a plan to substantially reduce its research into Australia’s climate and its future prognosis is puzzling, and cause for concern.

2015 Joint Symposium Outcomes: 10 Things We Can All Do to Help Nature Adapt to a New Climate

In October 2015, three science and conservation organisations hosted a 2-day symposium in Melbourne, titled Managing Victoria’s Biodiversity under Climate Change.

What is the Evidence for Potential Health Impacts from Wind Power?

The alleged effects of wind power turbines on human health have been the subject of recent public debate. A paper that summarised current scientific knowledge on this issue was delivered by Dr Marion Carey at the Royal Society of Victoria’s symposium on Victoria’s Energy Future in October 2013. The paper has since been published in Volume […]

Royal Society of Victoria Supports Action to Protect the Beaumaris Fossil Site

The Royal Society of Victoria is an independent, apolitical body which has been promoting science and science education since 1854. Its members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of Victoria’s natural environment, particularly in palaeontology, reflecting the abundance of fossil sites in the State. Unique amongst these sites is a short stretch of the […]