Dr Gilbert Price

Associate Professor in Palaeontolog

School of the Environment
Faculty of Science
+61 7 336 57980


Gilbert Price is a Senior Lecturer in Palaeontology at The University of Queensland. He is a vertebrate palaeoecologist and geochronologist, particularly interested in the evolution and emergence of our planet’s unique ecosystems and fauna, and their response to prehistoric climatic changes. His major research focus has been on the development of palaeoecological models for Australia’s Cenozoic, especially the Quaternary megafauna. Critically, this also involves the production of reliably-dated records for the fossils that he studies. You can follow Gilbert on Twitter (@TheFatWombat) and read his reserach blog at www.diprotodon.com.

Research Impacts

Gilbert’s research is on track to have major impacts on and beyond the challenge of understanding megafaunal extinctions. His multidisciplinary studies span a wide breadth of distinctive research fields that include palaeoecology, geochronology, zoology and modern conservation. He already has and should continue to produce many more important, insightful publications that will significantly advance these fields as he continues to attract, and work with, a diverse range of national and international collaborators. The broad conclusions he is developing about the relationships between deep-time regional climate change and significant impacts on biodiversity have immediate relevance to some of the most worrying aspects of contemporary climate change.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor, Queensland University of Technology


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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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