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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 12 July 2021
... to ensuring Australia’s protection of these marine mammals as both subspecies were heavily exploited during historical whaling. This short note documents pygmy blue whale sightings in New South Wales waters over the last 18 years. Observations were opportunistically made via citizen science and verified...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
...Shawn Scott; Richard Biffin ABSTRACT The Pygmy Copperhead Austrelaps labialis is South Australia’s only endemic snake, being native to the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges and Fleurieu Peninsula; with an additional allopatric population on Kangaroo Island. Within the AMLR, it inhabits stringybark...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
... that the spotted gum forest habitat on the south-east coast of Australia (1200 km 2 ) produces approximately 1.5 million fledglings each season. *Corresponding author forest bird breeding nest fledgling community nest success Australia Malurus Acanthiza Lichenostomus ABSTRACTA detailed...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 February 2021
... to many species of native predators in Australia. 2021 A Introduction The ecological devastation wrought by invasive species has fuelled a widespread perception that invaders are winners in all encounters with native wildlife. Thus, for example, it is commonly asserted that the success of Cane Toads...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 28 December 2020
...Alana de Laive; Chris J. Jolly ABSTRACT Chameleon Dragons Chelosania brunnea Gray, 1845 are well known amongst naturalists of northern Australia as being one of the most cryptic and least frequently observed of Australia’s large, iconic lizards. Despite their broad distribution across the savanna...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 04 December 2020
...Simon Kaminskas ABSTRACT Native freshwater fish of Australia have a diverse but largely undescribed endemic pathogen and parasite fauna. However, due to long-shared evolutionary histories and virulence/transmissibility trade-offs, effects of these endemic pathogens and parasites appear to be subtle...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
... to free-living native animals is well recognised in Australia and other countries (Sikarskie 1992; AVA 2003; Dubois and Fraser 2003; Tribe and Hanger 2005; Kondrup et al. 2016; Barnes and Farnworth 2017). The AVA (2003) in a national survey found veterinary practices treated between one and four sick...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 241–253.
Published: 11 November 2020
... and abundance patterns of Sambar Deer in south-eastern Australia. We present the results of a field survey of Sambar Deer in the Critically Endangered Mountain Ash ( Eucalyptus regnans ) forests of the Central Highlands, Victoria. Our key question was: What factors influence detections of Sambar deer (based...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
...) appear to be rare in cane toads from most of their global range; however, we noted frequent predator-induced injuries (>4% of adults) in samples from within the toad’s native range (in French Guiana) and from a site (Lake Argyle) in north-western Australia. Toads at Lake Argyle enter the edge...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Nerrigorang and Werri Berri, two of the five Thirlmere lakes, with reference to lake water level. We recorded a total of 66 taxa of zooplankton, with the first report of the rotifer Notommata saccigera from Australia, and the first report of the rotifers Keratella javana, Lecane rhytida and Rousseletia...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 529–547.
Published: 01 June 2020
... melanocephala . White-browed Babbler and Eastern Yellow Robin are considered to be at high risk of local extinction in the remnant. 2020 529 Australian Zoologist volume 40 (4) Introduction Australia s once extensive temperate woodlands in the inland south-east and south-west of the continent were rapidly...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 628–635.
Published: 01 June 2020
... the presence of non-random evolutionary processes. Broodstock collection of L. argentimaculatus need not be geographically restricted in eastern Australia, but fisheries management should consider variation in life history and recruitment success at the species’ edge. Introduction The genetic structure...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 605–627.
Published: 01 June 2020
...) there are about 5600 volunteers who support or are otherwise directly engaged in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife (OEH 2019a). These volunteers represent about a third of people involved in this activity across Australia (Englefield et al. 2018). Volunteers are dispersed across the state...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
...; Chris Slade; Stuart A. Mackenzie; Philip D. Taylor ABSTRACT Technologies for remotely observing animal movements have advanced rapidly in the past decade. In recent years, Australia has invested in an Integrated Marine Ocean Tracking (IMOS) system, a land ecosystem observatory (TERN), and an Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 170–180.
Published: 01 January 2019
... bolt devices are currently being used for the euthanasia and killing of some wildlife species in Australia. However, there remains a paucity of peer-reviewed literature about animal welfare and the use of captive bolt devices to kill wildlife in Australia. We explore animal, operational and equipment...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Joy A. Becker; Michael P. Ward; Paul M. Hick ABSTRACT In Australia, the common carp ( Cyprinus carpio ) is a significant pest species because it dominates fish communities in numerous catchment areas. In 2016, Australia launched a national control plan based on the use of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Denis A Saunders; Alison Doley ABSTRACT Koobabbie is a 7,173-ha cereal and sheep growing property in the northern wheatbelt of Western Australia. Unlike most wheatbelt properties that have been extensively cleared of native vegetation, Koobabbie retains 41% of its area under native vegetation...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Justine Philip ABSTRACT This paper provides a chronological record of the history of poison in vertebrate species control in south-east Australia, since the first instance was recorded to target dingoes in 1814. Over this time, poison was employed first as a weapon against native wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
... in Australia. Multiple conservation benefits and significant economic savings have resulted from the long-term and widespread reductions in rabbit numbers and impacts. In an effort to ‘boost’ rabbit biocontrol, an additional variant of RHDV1 ('K5') was recently released nationwide to counteract the decreasing...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in Australia Daniel Lunney1, Brad Purcell2, Steve McLeod3, Gordon Grigg4, Tony Pople5, and Steve Wolter2 1 Office of Environment and Heritage NSW, Hurstville NSW 2220, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney NSW 2006 and School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth...