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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.021
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Heritage Commission when assessing the significance of those forests; the implications of the resource security legislation/debate on the long-term survival of the forests; and work of the Commission to investigate and assess the impact of forestry operations on the national estate values of forests...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... has undergone a significant decline in range in recent years, but is currently regarded as secure. H. d. inornatus has also suffered a localised extinction, but is also regarded as secure. There are indications that H. stenotis may be declining and is in need of further assessment. The main...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.010
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Wetland classification and assessment of conservation significance are based on criteria that generally exclude one of the largest components of biodiversity in lentic systems: the invertebrates. Preliminary data are presented on sampling efficiency and methods required to describe invertebrate...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.056
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... to trigger a process of ecological study to gather relevant data, and a Species Impact Statement in cases where a data deficient taxon was likely to be affected by a specific development proposal. The assessment of likelihood that significant impacts will result from a development could be precautionary...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Riparian zones provide significant habitat for microbats. In forests subject to logging, buffers are normally retained along stream-beds to maintain water quality and protect riparian vegetation and its associated fauna. We sampled bat activity as part of a broader program to assess biodiversity...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... - particularly the West MacDonnell and Flinders Ranges as of national significance for conservation. The implications of the use of land snail data for conservation assessment, particularly for the identification of terrestrial refugia, are discussed. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
..., with ongoing habitat modification and human-induced climate change, they may be at the limit of this adaptive resilience which will potentially lead to significant declines in the coming years. This review assesses how climate change predictions will affect habitat in the Murray River over the next 100 years...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.016
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
...) and rainforest in remaining State Forests, and the provision of 20 year, binding wood supply agreements to the timber industry in the region at 50% of 1995 levels. The forestry reform process is reviewed and a qualitative assessment of its impact on forest fauna conducted. The process was successful in using...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.062
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Museum accessions, published records and sightings by conservation agency staff, herpetologists and desert Aborigines were used to review the distribution of nine python taxa occurring in Western Australia, and to assess their current status. Tropical, sub-tropical and arid zone species appear...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
.... gigas has provided much relevant information for assessing development proposals, mainly in the Pilbara where plans for iron and gold mines coincide with their habitat. There are several unresolved taxonomic issues in the fauna, and when these are resolved, the tally for the state might increase by up...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
10.7882/FS.2013.019
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
.... Researchers are ranked on a range of quantitative assessments to measure the quality of their work, and the results influence employment prospects, grants, tenure and promotions. Unfortunately, researchers anxious to maximise their prospects may concentrate on good scores, not good science. This could change...
Journal Articles
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.008
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... of the Adaptable Bat has dominated the agenda of biological assessments of the management, threat status and general biology of Australian bats for nearly 20 years. Perhaps the most significant lesson from the Adaptable Bat syndrome is that, like many issues in environmental management, the conservation...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.026
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Dry rainforest occurs throughout the wet-dry tropics as isolated patches in a matrix of savanna woodland. Dry rainforests may provide important stepping stones for migrating forest birds, resources for woodland birds, and a significant component of bird diversity in arid inland landscapes. Dry...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2017
... accreditation bodies that are contracted by producers, governments or NGOs for each assessment. Any significant form of financial control over certification processes enhances the risk of a controlling relationship and frame bias being developed in sustainability assessments. A typical result of this situation...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 265–275.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Tim Jessop; Joanna Sumner; Jeri Imansyah; Deni Purwandana; Aganto Seno; Achmad Ariefiandy; Claudio Ciofi In this study we assessed interactions among Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis populations, individual Komodo dragons and two tick parasites Amblyomma robinsoni and Aponomma komodoense to assess...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... and rural areas. Site similarity coefficients as assessed by the Ochiai index indicated significant differences in diversity and abundance of frogs between disturbed and undisturbed areas. The disturbed sites were degraded, mainly through clearing of upper storey vegetation and this was probably the major...
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