Research

Queensland Museum's research is based on principles of high-quality scholarship and appropriate collaborations, with partners ranging from the local to international research communities. Research generates new knowledge based on the material evidence of the Museum’s collection; that provides economic and social benefits, and protects the Queensland environment; and new information that is critical to understanding key global issues.

Research projects are guided by state, national and institutional research priorities. Within the overarching theme 'Distinctively Queensland', six subthemes are:

  • Sustainable Queensland (Queensland’s unique biodiversity)
  • Ancient Ecosystems (Australia’s unique natural history that underpins our modern environments)
  • Queensland Stories  (people, places, cultures and events that make Queensland distinctive)
  • Customs, Cultures and Country (Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islander cultures)
  • Science and Technology in Society (heritage trades, technology and the role of science in people’s lives)
  • Connecting Queensland: Reaching the World (transport, communications and connecting with the world)

Browse all Research People and Projects by Topic:

Amphibians
Arachnids
Archaeology
Ascidians
Biodiversity
Birds
Corals
Crustaceans
Cultures and Histories

Dinosaurs
Fishes
Fossils
Frogs
Geology
Geosciences
Heritage Trades
Maritime Archaeology
Megafauna

Molecular Biology
Molluscs
Pacific Cultures
Palaeontology
Parasites
Reptiles
Sessile Marine Invertebrates
Torres Strait Islander
Worms