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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 379–384.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Shelley Burgin I investigated whether exotic turtle species were capable of establishing breeding populations in the Sydney area and confirmed that two exotic species were present: Trachemys scripta elegans and Clemmys marmorata . Mature females of both species were recorded with shelled eggs...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 420–430.
Published: 17 March 2014
... ecologists have championed the role that research on exotic mammals in their countries (which are often more abundant and of lower conservation value than native mammals) could play in this process, and highlighted their potential as model systems within which to evaluate and advance contemporary ecological...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... We reviewed published, quantitative studies examining the effects of exotic plants in native vegetation on the species richness and abundance of birds and mammals. We asked whether the incursion of exotic plants into native vegetation has led to consistent declines, increases or no changes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Humans think in dichotomies, and one of the most potent of these in conservation is ‘native’ versus ‘exotic’, whereby native species are considered good and exotic species bad. This dichotomy is generally useful but leads to some confused thinking. Dingoes are often claimed to be native dogs...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.030
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Surveys on the ground and of the literature have found 66 exotic earthworm species belonging to eight families. A checklist is provided with 18 species new to Australia from the author’s studies, including the first record of Lumbricus terrestris Linnaeus. State totals are increased, e.g...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... exotic to the region or which originally occurred in small numbers and have benefited from Sydney's urbanization. However, the greatest vertebrate biological diversity in the Region's more developed areas is the vast array of exotic fish, reptiles, birds and mammals, including Australian species exotic...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
... effectiveness of both RHDV1 and MYXV that results from the evolutionary ‘arms race’ between viruses and their hosts. Two years prior to the K5 release, an exotic RHDV strain (RHDV2) appeared in Australia. The commercially available vaccine used to protect pet and farmed rabbits against the officially released...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 175–191.
Published: 07 February 2013
... species varied depending on the fauna group. A total of 110 native vertebrate species and 10 exotic vertebrates were identified, of which 39 native and seven exotic species had not previously been recorded within the reserve. Seven of the native species are listed as threatened, and five of the exotic...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 499–504.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Michael S. McFadden; Philip Topham; Peter S. Harlow ABSTRACT The exotic pet trade may be the principal mechanism for the establishment of invasive reptile species. The escape or deliberate release of captive reptiles has resulted in the establishment of many species globally. In Australia, exposure...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 23 (2): 19–28.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Daniel Lunney; John Barker A survey of the mammals of the coastal State Forests, adjacent farmlands and coastal national park near Bega, on the south coast of New South Wales, was undertaken between 1979 and 1984. A total of 39 native and 10 exotic species was found in the area surveyed. That 17...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 334–349.
Published: 14 October 2011
... the permanent tagging of individuals have revealed substantial variation in the size of populations but further research is needed to relate population size to viability. Two major threatening processes (habitat loss and predation by exotic fish) were implicated in 1996 in the decline of the Green and Golden...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 January 2019
... (CyHV3) to reduce carp densities. CyHV3 is exotic to Australia and is listed as by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) due to its substantial impact on global aquaculture production. Infection with CyHV3 causes koi herpesvirus disease (KHVD), a high mortality disease in common carp affecting...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 214–227.
Published: 01 January 2018
... significant threats to the biota include: changed fire regimes; exotic predators, diseases and herbivores; and drought and climate change. Conservation reserves in the region were originally chosen on aesthetic appeal, often aligning poorly to modern CAR (comprehensive, adequate and representative) criteria...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.005
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... forest and woodland types of the Northern Territory, noting characteristics of their fauna and their main management issues. The conservation threats are pervasive and insidious: landscape-wide degradation by weeds and exotic animals, and sub-optimal fire regimes. Largely unrecognised in the general...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 461–471.
Published: 01 September 2015
... is the dispersal of exotic weeds, although evidence in Australia remains anecdotal. There has also been preliminary evidence of interspecific competition on islands and predation of nestlings. While aesthetically appreciated and a predator of some invertebrate pests, it causes crop failure in soft-fruit and citrus...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 100–107.
Published: 17 March 2014
... for the species are from areas with dense and complex ground cover and a high diversity of food-plant availability. The species is also thought to be at risk from exotic mammalian predators (feral cats Felis catus and red foxes Vulpes vulpes ), and to be negatively associated with habitat edges, although...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 530–561.
Published: 17 March 2014
... on the information discovered, the hypothesis is advanced that the early decline was caused by an exotic disease. The evidence available is suggestive of a first wave of mammal declines and extinctions in Western Australia (WA) commencing about 1875. From this single, contingent historical event, it is postulated...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 108–118.
Published: 17 March 2014
... opportunities, and are considered by many as an enriching part of the New Zealand landscape. However, exotic mammals are also responsible for significant ecological and economic damage, and are often the focus of intensive, sustained and costly control efforts. In economic terms, many domesticated mammal...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 119–126.
Published: 17 March 2014
... vertebrates at three sites in the eastern block of this park. We trapped for seven consecutive days and nights on each of three sessions between October and December 2002. Over this period we trapped 20 species, comprising four native mammals, one exotic mammal and 15 species of herpetofauna. We used...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 251–254.
Published: 17 March 2014
... distribution range. It was in close association with the introduced lumbricid Aporrectodea trapezoides (Duges). This is the first confirmation of S. macleayi since its designation over a century ago and demonstrates that this native species has survived the clearing, cultivation and introduction of exotic...