Dr Gilbert Price

Snr Lecturer in Palaeontology

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
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, QldUT
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons), QldUT
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Qld UT


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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Louys, Julien, Price, Gilbert J., Zaim, Jahdi, Rizal, Yan, Santoso, Wahyu D. and Trihascaryo, Agus (2017). Geochronology and palaeoecological implications of new orangutan-bearing fossil deposits from the Padang Highlands, western Sumatra. In: 86th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists (AAPA), New Orleans LA, United States, (267-267). Apr 19-22, 2017.

  • Price, Gilbert J., Cramb, Jonathan, Louys, Julien and Feng, Yue-xing (2017). Palaeontology of northeastern Australian caves. In: Kevin Moore and Susan White, Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Speleology. 17th International Congress of Speleology, Sydney, Australia, (25-28). 22-28 July 2017.

  • Thompson, Jessica C., Wright, David K., Mackay, Alex, Welling, Menno, Forman, Steven L., Price, Gilbert, Zhao, Jian-xin and Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth (2012). Reassessment of the formation and significance of the Mwanganda’s Village ‘elephant butchery site’, Karonga District, northern Malawi. In: Abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Society 2012 Meeting. Paleoanthropology Society Meeting, Memphis, TN United States, (A35-A35). 17-18 April 2012. doi:10.4207/PA.2012.ABS10

  • Price, Gilbert, Webb, Gregory, Zhao, Jian-xin, Feng, Yue-xing and Hocknull, Scott (2009). Pre-Human climatic forcing for late pleistocene megafaunal extinction: Evidence from the Darling Downs, Eastern Australia. In: Abstracts of papers From the Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the Fifty-Seventh Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA). Sixty-Ninth Annual Meeting Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and the Fifty-Seventh Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA), Bristol, United Kingdom, (167A-167A). 23-26 September 2009. doi:10.1080/02724634.2009.10411818

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor