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Talk by Jamie Shulmeister on ‘Discovering the secrets of sand dunes in Great Sandy National Park’

Time: Wednesday 27 February 2019, 19:30 -
Place: The Hut, 47 Fleming Road Chapel Hill
Contact: Greg Siepen
Registration: Come for drinks and nibbles at 7 pm, for a 7.30 start, and enjoy a discussion over supper after the talk.


Jamie Shulmeister is Professor of Quaternary Science and Geomorphology at the University of Queensland. Professor Shulmeister joined the University of Queensland in July 2009 from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand (on staff 2001-2009). He was previously at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand (1994-2001) but is originally from Ireland.

Professor Shulmeister’s main research theme is on long term climate change (over thousands of years) in Australasia and East Asia.  He uses geomorphology, sedimentology and  biological indicators (pollen, phytoliths, beetles etc) to reconstruct records of local environmental change to build up regional patterns of climate change. He currently leads an ARC Discovery Project on the dune fields of Great Sandy National Park. He will present results from the Cooloola Sand Mass and some provisional results from Fraser Island in this talk.

General meetings are usually held at The Hut, 47 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill, on the fourth Wednesday of each month from February to November.

The Annual General Meeting is usually in April, at the start of the April general meeting, with the April talk immediately afterwards.

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