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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Despite international concern for biodiversity loss, as urban pressure increases on the Cumberland Plain of Western Sydney, the native vegetation continues to be lost despite being classified as an ‘endangered ecological community’ under both state and federal legislation. While substantial...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.029
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The objective of this study was to relate the spread of the human population of Sydney to the natural history of the koala population in Campbelltown on its south-western edge. The first ever report of a koala by Europeans was near Bargo, just south of Campbelltown in 1798, making...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Long-nosed bandicoots Perameles nasuta were thought to have disappeared from inner western Sydney by the mid to late 1960s. This paper documents recent (2002-present) records of long-nosed bandicoots in the urban areas of inner western Sydney, including carcases (n=7), animals live-trapped...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... were collected from six sites near Richmond in western Sydney between June 1991 and February 1992. Two sites were undisturbed, having little disruption to their natural vegetation and catchment, while four were disturbed being subject to habitat destruction and water pollution from surrounding towns...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (3): 369–380.
Published: 23 December 2014
... as a result of endocrine disruption compounds (EDCs) have been reported. In response to the observation that the population of the bearded dragon Pogona barbata had crashed in peri-urban Western Sydney, we investigated the nature and extent of testis deformity. It was observed that individuals collected...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.084
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Woodland or limestone outcrops at Jenolan Caves. There is a number of species endemic to the Sydney region including the endangered Cumberland Plain Land Snail Meridolum corneovirens , which is only found in western Sydney. Most species have small ranges and can survive in small areas, therefore even...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.096
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Art, for us, has the potential power to activate the soul, the conscience and the imagination of society. We are public artists working with nature in the urban and suburban contexts. The topic of the paper is an environment rehabilitation project in Fairfield, in western Sydney, called...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 218–229.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Following the fourth session of the forum, we held a question and answer session facilitated by Paul Willis. The presentations covered by this plenary session were: John Hadley (Western Sydney University) - Does a painless death harm an invertebrate? Trudy Sharp (Department of Primary Industries...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 698–710.
Published: 20 October 2011
... this, a total of 164 dead or injured flying-foxes were collected ( n = 146) or observed ( n = 18) from an orchard in western Sydney over two weeks in spring 2007, after shooting had occurred at the orchard to protect fruit crops. Detailed information, including sex, reproductive state, age and description...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.087
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Bushland Reserves) had been surrounded by residential development for more than 50 years. The fifth (University of Western Sydney, Richmond campus) was surrounded by agricultural and peri-urban development. Records from the scientific literature, local natural history groups, amateur herpetologists...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 67–74.
Published: 01 January 2019
... native species? Ricky Spencer (Western Sydney University) - What ‘impact’ will the killing of two million cats by 2020 have on feral cat populations? Rod Kavanagh (Australian Wildlife Conservancy) - Conservation fencing: little cost but significant benefits for threatened native species. Libby Robin...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 401–405.
Published: 17 March 2014
...C. B. Schell; Shelley Burgin Seven potential anuran breeding sites within Western Sydney were sampled between March and August 1997 to assess the effect of habitat disturbance upon species assemblages. The greatest species diversity and abundance was recorded in relatively less human impacted areas...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Committee. The project commenced in October 2006 and focuses on commercial crops in the western Sydney Basin. To date (May 2007), preliminary evaluations have been conducted, including total yield loss, damaged fruit (including that specifically attributable to flying-foxes and birds), flying-fox crop...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... is a roadside corridor wedged between the RAAF Base and the railway reserve. The remaining remnant vegetation of the Ham Common is restricted to approximately 575 ha on the grounds of the University of Western Sydney (formally HAC). Even this bushland is fragmented, abutted by roadways, power-line corridors...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 272–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
... can function at very low densities. A dangerous idea: that Koala densities can be low without the populations being in danger Robert Close1, Steven Ward1,2 and David Phalen3 1 School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney, Campbelltown, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith NSW 2751 Australia, NSW. 2...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1047–1052.
Published: 29 January 2012
... Shelley Burgin 1 School of Natural Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South Distribution Centre, 1797, New South Wales. 2 Corresponding author: Professor Shelley Burgin, School of Natural Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South Distribution...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 62–68.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the decline of frogs (Amphibia: Anura) in Western Sydney. B.Ap.Sc.(Hons), University of Western Sydney - Hawkesbury, Richmond. Ferraro, T.J. and Burgin, S. 1993. Amphibian decline: a case study in Western Sydney. Pp 197-204 in Herpetology in Australia: A Diverse Discipline, edited by D. Lunney and D...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 153–158.
Published: 07 February 2013
... freshwater species Chelodina longicollis Shaw, the Eastern Long-necked Turtle, sampled from farm dams in North Western peri-urban Sydney. Twelve epibiont taxa were collected, with the most commonly encountered species being the leech Placobdelloides bancrofti McKenna and a chironomid. Encounter rates varied...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 178–187.
Published: 27 August 2014
..., University of Western Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, New South Wales, 2751, Australia 2 Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, 4229, Australia * Corresponding address: Professor Shelley Burgin, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Queensland, 4229, Australia...
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