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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 93–110.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and standards Graham H. Pyke Australian Museum, 6 E College Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 ABSTRACT Fauna Impact Statements (FISs) are now required in association with all actions in New South Wales which are, considered likely to "take or kill" "endangered" fauna. In this paper it is argued that "take...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 405–411.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Variation in echolocation call frequencies recorded from North American Vespertilionid bats: a cautionary note J. Mommal. 68 842 47 Towards standardized descriptions of the echolocation calls of microchiropteran bats: pulse design terminology for seventeen species from Queensland Maritza Carla de...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Since the introduction of the Exhibited Animals Protection Act in 1986 there has been a marked improvement in the standard of animal displays in zoos, fauna parks and mobile exhibits within New South Wales. These changes have been assisted by the development of general standards and standards...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 254–282.
Published: 03 December 2020
... rehabilitation sector. Our aim was to better understand the challenges faced by veterinarians and veterinary nurses and the veterinary practices they work from. The survey was part of an extensive review of the New South Wales wildlife rehabilitation sector to inform strategic improvements to volunteer standards...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2017
...-process that can be used to determine whether locally farmed and wild-caught Australian seafood products meet standards of ecological sustainability and Ecologically Sustainable Development. These criteria substantially address the ecological deficiencies we identified in other systems commonly used...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... species richness, cover and plant resources: flowering and seeding)? We considered both ‘standard lags’, i.e., the conditions at time i prior to sampling, and ‘cumulative lags’, i.e., the conditions prevailing over the entire period since time i . Ant species richness in samples responded positively...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 275–279.
Published: 17 March 2014
... assumes a greater importance. Associated with this is the requirement that the survey method used be consistent. If this is the case, as has been common practice, then the negative, but consistent bias of standard fixed-wing aerial surveys of kangaroos can be redressed through the use of correction...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 605–627.
Published: 01 June 2020
.... The survey provided a unique insight into the demographics of the sector, the challenges faced, and the value of their contribution to wildlife rehabilitation. Volunteers’ views on the operation of wildlife rehabilitation providers cover five key areas: governance, training, standards of care, service...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 267–274.
Published: 17 March 2014
... survey to estimate both relative and absolute kangaroo densities. Methodology for fixed-wing aircraft was developed in the 1970s and has generally become standardized in areas where it is applied. The technique allows for broad-scale coverage of management areas and involves flying at a set height, speed...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 292–300.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the survey, leaving a surveyed area of approximately 207 000 km 2 . Surveys are conducted each year in July/August, with morning and afternoon survey sessions. Transects run east/west and are 15 nautical miles (28 km) apart. The method has followed what has become the standard for fixed-wing surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 217–223.
Published: 17 March 2014
... tackled ecological issues and mostly without a quantitative approach utilizing statistical analyses. I therefore conclude that the science in EISs is rather more rudimentary than the standard seen in ecological journals. Here I outline the genesis of problems with how science is used in environmental...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
... around groups of properties and lowering numbers through various other means. Non-commercial kill leads to poor animal welfare outcomes and considerable wastage. Regulators cannot monitor the number of kangaroos killed by amateurs, nor ensure high standards of dispatch of animals. To improve kangaroo...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 158–169.
Published: 01 January 2019
... and practical. This new equipment was tested for efficiency against a conventional, standard laboratory CO 2 euthanasia system using laboratory mice (8) and rats (6) that were due for euthanasia. No statistical difference was found between the two systems in the time taken for either species to succumb to CO 2...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 359–370.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... The costly nature of these surveys and the requirement for these surveys to comply with licence conditions, however, limits the ability to undertake post– harvest surveys or monitoring on a broader scale with available resources. A new model is currently being developed whereby minimum standards are set...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.026
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... conflict within the timber industry. Forest policies developed in Victoria in the mid 1980’s in response to this conflict set new standards in the ecologically sustainable utilization of forests for timber and non timber values. The intent of these policies has, however, been largely circumvented...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 322–331.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... It is useful both for the scientific community and the wider community to ground our ideas of science by presenting the stories of scientists and the science they enact. This disrupts the diehard assumption that science is objective. For some, objectivity is held to be the indisputable gold standard...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 410–419.
Published: 17 March 2014
... fauna solely within protected areas or sensitive areas (e.g., national parks, nature reserves, selected areas of native vegetation or wetlands), as is sometimes currently practised, will not protect all, or even most, threatened species. Retrieving fauna from the entire trench as standard practice...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 287–291.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of learning to see a consistent proportion of the population and calibrating this proportion against a "standard" trained observer. On a first survey flight, an untrained observer, even with prior ground survey experience, always saw fewer kangaroos than a trained observer. Proper training of observers...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 421–431.
Published: 17 March 2014
... survey; this disparity was also evident in a pronounced size difference in the reptile species composition of the two techniques. The comparison demonstrates that the standard survey protocol has substantial biases against some species and groups of species and that additional sampling effort or specific...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 412–418.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in the Derrimut Grasslands Reserve, Victoria: Their contents were examined and the invertebrate remains identified to the level of order. Invertebrate prey availability was estimated using samples collected from pitfall traps and dielary specialization was calculated using Levins (1968) standardized measure 01...