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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 272–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Robert Close; Steven Ward; David Phalen ABSTRACT The great public appeal of the Koala Phascolarctos cinereus gives it political power. Its appeal has been used successfully to publicise its vulnerability to the clearing of its habitat. The result is that the protected bushland also preserves...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 345–358.
Published: 17 March 2014
... been, and may still be, the major threat to koalas in Queensland. Contraction in the overall range has occurred on the northern and western margins of the distribution (the Wet Tropics, Gulf Plains, Mitchell Grass Downs, and Mulga Lands Bioregions). Distribution showed a latitudinal change during...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
... settlement of Noosa Shire, South-east Queensland, with particular emphasis on the economic and political drivers and the resultant loss and fragmentation of Koala Phascolarctos cinereus habitat. Patterns of habitat loss between 1860 and 1970 were quantified at a coarse level from historical and land tenure...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 68–70.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Motohiro Hasegawa; Frank Carrick A trap to capture koalas, which can be deployed by one person, has been successfully trialed in an open forest in south-east Queensland. Nine adult koalas were captured in two trapping periods in 1993 and 1994. The use of this trap can increase the effectiveness...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 327–328.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., R., 1988. The Koala: a Natural History. New South Wales University Press: Sydney. The Koala: a Natural History Lunney, D., Urquhart, C. A. and Reed, P. (eds), 1990. Koala Summit: Managing Koalas in New South Wales. New South Wales NPWS: Sydney. Koala Summit: Managing Koalas in New South...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 69–99.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Greg Gordon; Frances Hrdina The Queensland Koala Phascolarctos cinereus and possum harvests were regulated from 1906-1927 and 1906-1936, respectively. Before that, there was an uncontrolled harvest. Historical data from the harvest period were analysed to gain information on P. cinereus and possum...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 288–297.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Dickman. Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman and Australian Museum, Sydney. Hundloe, T. and Hamilton, C. 1997.Koalas and Tourism: An Economic Evaluation. Discussion Paper No. 13. The Australia Institute, Canberra. Lunney, D., Curtin, A., Ayers, D., Cogger, H. G. and Dickman, C. R. 1996...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 109–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Peter Smith; Judy Smith The Koala population in Warringah Shire has declined over the last 50 years with increasing urbanization. Koalas were reported from various localities throughout the Shire in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. They now occur only at Barrenjoey Peninsula. Ku-ring-gai Chase...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 983–990.
Published: 29 January 2012
...Christine Adams-Hosking; Patrick Moss; Jonathan Rhodes; Hedley Grantham; Clive McAlpine The koala Phascolarctos cinereus is the only member of the once diverse marsupial family Phascolarctidae to have survived the Last Glacial Maximum. A climate envelope model for P. cinereus was developed...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 369–377.
Published: 14 October 2011
...W. Ellis; A. Melzer; I. Clifton; F. Carrick We studied two groups of koalas during a drought in central Queensland to investigate potential impacts of climatic variability on the physiology and behaviour of this species. The tree use, water turnover, field metabolic rate and diet of koalas during...
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 543–585.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Frances Hrdina; Greg Gordon ABSTRACT In this paper we discuss the history of the koala and possum fur trade in Queensland, based mainly on material in Queensland Government archives, and review the development of legislation and wildlife management practices. The koala and possum harvests arose...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.012
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... The management history of the Koala Phascolarctos cinereus in Victoria is unique and spectacular. Management of Koala populations began in Victoria in about 1910, at which time the species was undergoing a severe decline in population number and distribution. The fortuitous transfer of small...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.018
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Vehicles and Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus collide frequently where the Pacific Highway crosses a 3.5 km stretch of forest in Bongil Bongil National Park. Despite the number of road-kills, resident Koalas survive in a 200-500m wide area of forest that lies between the highway and a parallel...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.033
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The habitat and conservation requirements of the koala were investigated in 1996 in a 6400 hectare timber production forest at Pine Creek in the Coffs Harbour region of north-east NSW. Minimum koala density varied from 50 hectares per koala in plantation forest to 9 hectares per koala in high...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 550–554.
Published: 20 October 2011
... to establish the age of P. cinereus for transfer overseas is questioned. koala Phascolarctos cinereus tooth wear age class export koalas Berck, L 1995. St Bees Island: its history, lifestyle and tales. Boolarong Press, Mackay, Queensland. St Bees Island: its history, lifestyle...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 September 2021
...Rolf Schlagloth; Flavia Santamaria; Alistair Melzer; Marie R. Keatley; Wayne Houston ABSTRACT Koalas moving across open ground risk dog attacks and collisions with vehicles when crossings roads. Historical records from a resident survey, two regional wildlife carers and a state government...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 18 August 2021
... to identify (i) threats faced by the koala across Victoria and (ii) their perceptions on koala population trends and potential threat mitigation actions. Wildlife rehabilitators identified habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation as the biggest threat to koalas, while vehicle collisions, heatwaves...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and invasive species, fauna and flora, direct and indirect (e.g. scat) targets, on land and at sea, across every continent and most taxa from fire ants to whales. Here, we emphasise the versatility of detection dogs through their multiple uses applied to one species, the koala Phascolarctos cinereus . We...