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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... The permanency, extent and nature of wetlands in western New South Wales have been changing for millions of years, but the rates of these changes have accelerated since European settlement. Wetlands have been affected by irrigation, river regulation and weirs, by grazing, introductions of exotic...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
..., it is evident that there has been a loss of about 50% of the mammalian fauna and a reduction in the distribution and abundance of bird and reptile species since European settlement. But our knowledge of arid ecology is limited, with the majority of data representing a single snapshot in time, from sites...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 3–41.
Published: 17 March 2014
...H. F. Recher; P. A. Hutchings; S. Rosen Despite 200 years of European settlement, the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment sustains a rich and diverse fauna. This is a consequence of extensive sandstone environments largely unsuited for development that escaped the extensive habitat modifications affecting...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 788–809.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Adam Smith At the time of European settlement, the wetlands of the Clarence River floodplain sustained considerably higher numbers of waterbirds than at present. These wetlands were valuable natural resources for the local Aboriginal people with ducks, geese and swans easily hunted using...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.008
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... In the 200 years of European settlement of New South Wales, 28 of 130 species of native mammals that were originally present in the state have disappeared. Twenty-one of these species are still extant in other states, while the other seven are extinct. Regionally, losses have been much greater...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 605–628.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Jeff Short Guy Shortridge made extensive collections of mammals in southern Western Australia in the years 1904 to 1907, less than 80 years after first European settlement of the area. This paper reviews Shortridge's unpublished letters and the published papers that resulted from his collections...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.034
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... The impact of European settlement on the landscape and native plants and animals of New South Wales ha s been dramatic and largely detrimental. Between 1893 and 1921 alone, 25.7 million ha, or 32% of the State, were ringbarked and partially cleared. Much of the clearing occurred before...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 352–358.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jennifer R. Anson ABSTRACT Australian mammals have been subject to a range of threats that have contributed to species declines and extinctions since European settlement. Invasive predators, namely the European Red Fox Vulpes vulpes and the feral Cat Felis catus , are particularly detrimental...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 214–227.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Michael Calver; Grant Wardell–Johnson ABSTRACT Impacts on the forested bioregions of south–western Australia have, since first European settlement in 1826, been extensive and dramatic. Large–scale land clearing removed over two–thirds of the vegetation for agriculture and urbanisation. Other...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 518–536.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Faye Wedrowicz; Wendy Wright; Rolf Schlagloth; Flavia Santamaria; Fred Cahir ABSTRACT We present an ecological history of the koala ( Phascolarctos cinereus ) population and its environment in South Gippsland, Victoria, both pre- and post- European settlement. We consider the role that the region's...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.041
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... of European settlement, focusing on densities of hollow trees; 3) the impact of fire and climate change on loss of tree hollows; and 4) the implications of recent ecological research on perceptions of the vulnerability of hollow-using bats. We argue the need for an urgent re-evaluation of these issues...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
..., such as snails, occur as relicts from wetter times in the past, while others have adapted more recently to aridity and have relatives in more temperate parts of the continent. Other species, especially among the mammals, have suffered severely due to land-use changes since European settlement and face continuing...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 220–230.
Published: 11 November 2020
... been prior to European settlement. The ongoing decline of key components of the Mountain Ash ecosystem has led to it being classified as Critically Endangered and at high risk of ecosystem collapse. We argue that current forest policy and practices need to better mitigate the effects of fire...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 139–142.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Possum Cercartetus nanus , Smoky Mouse Pseudomys fumeus and Broad-toothed Rat Mastacomys fuscus . The diversity of prey identified in the diet contrasts markedly with that found in studies of subfossil deposits from the area, supporting evidence of extensive mammal declines since European settlement...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The pre-1800 formal descriptions of the Australian herpetofauna, all of which originated from the first European settlement at Sydney Cove (1788), are briefly documented. The frogs and reptiles likely to have been present in 21 current reserves in the Sydney basin (defined by a semicircle...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Since European settlement the forests of southeastern Australia have been broken up into disjunct islands by clearing. An important result has been the localized loss of some vertebrate fauna. The remaining mammal fauna is closely associated with forests with a dense understorey. In the long...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.020
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Australia needs a coherent strategy to integrate the management of wildlife across all forested lands. The destruction and degradation of forested lands on the Australian continent since European settlement can be attributed to a variety of factors including the need for settlements to survive...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.007
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... In New South Wales, a series of punitive Acts against dingoes and wild dogs has been enacted since sheep and cattle were introduced with European settlement. Predation of sheep and sometimes calves by wild dogs can be financially debilitating for some livestock enterprises that are adjacent...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and Process Tutt, S. 1977. By Many Campfires: Stories and Photographs of European Settlement between the Pine and the Noosa Rivers, Queensland. Caboolture Historical Society, Caboolture, Queensland. By Many Campfires: Stories and Photographs of European Settlement between the Pine and the Noosa...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 188–193.
Published: 17 March 2014
... records of P. novaehollandiae from the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, lending credence to historical western records and suggesting that the current assessment of the species as secure in New South Wales with minimal reduction in range since European settlement should be reconsidered. New...