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Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 1–4.
Published: 07 September 2012
... used bat activity as a measure of the use of riparian and up-slope zones along headwater streams by bats, and to determine whether past timber harvesting influenced the use of these areas by bats by comparing regrowth with no retained riparian buffers and mature forest. This study found no significant...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 870–875.
Published: 20 October 2011
... and Sanson (2002) proposed that nocturnal activity, including feeding, was primarily a strategy to avoid activity at times of greatest environmental stress. This paper examines the link between the nocturnal tree species use and koala feeding behaviour by exploring (a) nocturnal tree species use, (b...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 245–250.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Francis Lemckert; Gordon Grigg We recorded the calling activity of frogs at a permanent pond 80 km south of Sydney between 1987 and 1989, documenting the calling seasons of five species and relating calling activity (within calling seasons) to temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and rainfall...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Riparian zones provide significant habitat for microbats. In forests subject to logging, buffers are normally retained along stream-beds to maintain water quality and protect riparian vegetation and its associated fauna. We sampled bat activity as part of a broader program to assess biodiversity...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
...; therefore, bats (Microchiroptera) adapted to foraging along edges and in open spaces are likely to be less active in regrowth forest. Thinning is an integral component of regrowth management and could reduce structural clutter to a level suitable for bats with a range of clutter tolerances; yet little...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 277–281.
Published: 14 April 2015
...Martin Predavec httpdx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2015.011 Report on the activities of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales for 2013-2014 Dr Martin Predavec President RZS NSW Presented at the Annual General Meeting at the Annual General Meeting. At the close of the of the Society on 8...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... As with many public debates, the debate on climate change has a number of participants whose activities are influential, secretive and unethical. In the climate change debate, some fossil fuel corporations have funded apparently unrelated bodies which claim to have some scientific expertise...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.070
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Invertebrate minibeasts have often been used as focal points for the creation of innovative classroom experiences. However, behind every successful classroom activity lies a good biological knowledge for trouble-shooting, knowledge of children’s cognitive abilities and a capacity for embedding...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.041
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... and abundance have been linked to the direct and indirect impacts of pastoralism. Grazing by livestock is the main “direct” impact of pastoral activity and has resulted in widespread changes in habitat structure and a decrease in primary productivity. The loss in primary productivity may have reduced...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.040
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... due to insufficient resources, the nature of the activity and constraints on enforcement activities. I offer the following options for managing crop damage by Grey-headed Flying-foxes now that they are listed as threatened. Option A: prohibit culling of flying-foxes on crops. This is the most...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.010
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The ubiquity and functional importance of invertebrates means they have become increasingly recognised as suitable goals for conservation activities. The simple transfer of regulation and management activities devised for vertebrates and plants has occurred in almost all Australian States...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.042
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... in the number of species recorded, but differed markedly in estimates of abundance. Transect censusing and active searching techniques provided comparable density estimates overall, in contrast to estimates using spot censusing which were markedly greater. Skinks constituted most of the records for all three...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Climate change will exacerbate the suite of existing threats to biodiversity posed by human activity. While climate change considerations are currently incorporated into aspects of coastal land use planning in New South Wales, little effort has been made to include climate change considerations...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... ), but also exert indirect negative and indirect positive effects on four species of insular skinks. In the second case study, high levels of activity of domestic house cats ( Felis catus ) in suburban bushland in Sydney are associated with reduced richness of bird species. However, high cat activity also...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.092
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The Silver Gull population in the Greater Melbourne Area has expanded dramatically in response to the availability of abundant anthropogenic foods. The activities of large numbers of gulls lead to a range of conflicts with human interests. These conflicts and examples of their economic costs...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 79–94.
Published: 27 February 2023
...A.S. Kutt; N.J. Colman ABSTRACT The choice of methods used for biodiversity assessments and monitoring are an important consideration for an effective inventory of species. There is little published data comparing trapping and active searching for reptile surveys. In this study we used data...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.029
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... delivering a good sighting and close contact as well as through improved opportunities to photograph wildlife. Wildlife feeding activities comprise one or a combination of being inadvertent and accidental, a result of deliberate habitat modification to attract wildlife, unstructured, namely the intentional...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.018
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... activity levels at more open and less structurally complex sites. Mormopterus sp. 2 was significantly more active in riparian habitats, which may be due to a preference for more mesic environments. Observations of flight patterns revealed slight differences in the two species' microhabitat use, however...