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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Book Chapter

  • Basilia, Pauline, Miszkiewicz, Justyna J., Zaim, Jahdi, Rizal, Yan, Puspangingrum, Mika R., Hascaryo, Agus Tri, Price, Gilbert J. and Louys, Julien (2024). Investigating super osteons in fossil Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) bone from Bangka Island, southeastern Sumatra. Quaternary palaeontology and archaeology of Sumatra. (pp. 183-198) edited by Julien Louys, Paul C.H. Albers and Alexandra A.E. van der Geer. Canberra, ACT Australia: ANU Press. doi: 10.22459/ta56.2024.08

  • Price, Gilbert J., Drawhorn, Gerrell M., O’Connor, Sue, Zaim, Yahdi, Rizal, Yan, Puspaningrum, Mika R., Hascaryo, Agus Tri and Louys, Julien (2024). The material culture and heritage value of Lida Ajer Cave in West Sumatra. Quaternary Palaeontology and Archaeology of Sumatra. (pp. 281-294) Canberra, ACT Australia: ANU Press. doi: 10.22459/ta56.2024.13

  • Louys, Julien, Price, Gilbert J., Higgins, Pennilyn, de Vos, John, Zaim, Jahdi, Riza, Yan, Aswan, Puspaningrum, Mika Rizki, Hascaryo, Agus Tri, Drawhorn, Gerrell M. and Albers, Paul C.H. (2024). Geochronology and palaeoenvironments of Sibrambang and Djambu caves, western Sumatra. Quaternary Palaeontology and Archaeology of Sumatra. (pp. 99-119) Canberra, ACT Australia: ANU Press. doi: 10.22459/TA56.2024

  • Price, Gilbert (2015). Darling Downs. In search of ancient Queensland: a Queensland Museum discovery guide. (pp. 242-248) edited by Alex Cook and Andrew Rozefelds. Brisbane, QLD, Austalia: Australia Queensland Museum.

  • Price, G. J. (2013). Quaternary. Geology of Queensland. (pp. 653-685) edited by Peter A. Jell. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Geological Survey of Queensland.

  • Price, Gilbert J. (2012). Long-term trends in lineage ‘health’ of the Australian Koala (Mammalia:Phascolarctidae): using paleo-diversity to prioritize species for conservation. Paleontology in ecology and conservation. (pp. 171-192) edited by Julien Louys. Berlin, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-25038-5_9

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision