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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.002
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 529–547.
Published: 01 June 2020
... of birds to logging of a small, relatively isolated woodland remnant in a landscape dominated by agriculture, with a focus on declining woodland birds. Approximately two thirds of a 120 ha cypress-eucalypt woodland remnant was selectively logged. Eighty bird species in total were recorded 2–3½ years after...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Emily O'Gorman; Thom van Dooren ABSTRACT This paper explores the place of pest species in agricultural landscapes in Australia. Drawing on historical, ethnographic and philosophical research, we consider the very particular—reductive, utilitarian, monological—ways of understanding and valuing...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 209–228.
Published: 07 February 2013
...Michael Murphy The New South Wales South Western Slopes bioregion has been significantly altered by agricultural development and is likely to experience additional significant impacts as a result of anthropogenic climate change. A simple inventory survey of the vertebrate fauna of Currawananna...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... In Australia, the introduced house mouse, Mus domesticus , causes obvious and severe agricultural damage, particularly during mouse plagues where population densities may exceed 1,000 mice/ha. The aim of any pest control is to reduce the damage caused by the pest, not to reduce pest numbers...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Invasive animals include introduced and native animals that have or may become overabundant and pose threats to agriculture, the environment or human health and safety. Following its successful bid to the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program, a new Invasive Animals CRC...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... of the fragmentation of this Common. The first major section to be excised was for the railway, subsequently land has been excised for a racecourse, Hawkesbury Agricultural College (HAC), the Royal Australian Air Force Richmond (RAAF) Base, and Hawkesbury Showground. Effectively all that remains as the Ham Common...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... Dingo conservation and wild dog control have historically been seen as antagonistic. Pest animal management provisions in the new Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 will bind the crown and make it imperative that policies for agricultural protection and conservation address these historic...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Daniel Lunney ABSTRACT Food is central to our existence. We are keen to know about it as we are vulnerable to its lack. Biodiversity is directly affected by the human need for food. Foley, in a lead paper in National Geographic, identifies that agriculture accelerates the loss of biodiversity...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... The Spectacled Flying-fox is listed as vulnerable within its range in Australia despite being recognised as an agricultural pest and there being significant gaps in our knowledge of its ecology. Stakeholders, such as management agencies and fruit farmers, have many questions that we...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 09 March 2020
..., it is possible to conclude from reviewing historical and contemporary land baiting trials, that there is reason to be greatly concerned. Aerial campaigns originally designed to protect agricultural interests have been re-deployed in recent conservation programs, designed to protect biodiversity and to eradicate...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 3–41.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the fauna of the grassy woodlands on the Cumberland Plain and Southern Tablelands. The most significant impacts followed the clearing and fragmentation of the vegetation for agriculture. Changed fire regimes, the naturalization of exotic plants and animals, and disease were also factors in the decline...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.020
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The Mount Lofty Ranges and adjacent plains support an isolated woodland and open forest system that has been extensively cleared such that only 7% of the pre-European vegetation remains. The vegetation has been disproportionately cleared from the good quality agricultural land on lower...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by services and systems embedded within a political, legal and social framework. Poison was found an effective tool for clearing lands selected for agricultural production in the early 1800s, and this discovery was followed by a rapid expansion in the application, range, methods of delivery and quantity...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 214–227.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Michael Calver; Grant Wardell–Johnson ABSTRACT Impacts on the forested bioregions of south–western Australia have, since first European settlement in 1826, been extensive and dramatic. Large–scale land clearing removed over two–thirds of the vegetation for agriculture and urbanisation. Other...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 120–126.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of roles in the improvement of food security that include being: (a) a way to reduce the risk of over-reliance on very limited numbers of major crops and animals; (b) a way to increase sustainability of agriculture through a reduction in the carbon footprint of agriculture and maintenance of biodiversity...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 June 2017
... meal? There's more animal blood on your hands” attracted a lot of comment when it appeared in the Conversation in 2011. Archer, in his article, argued that “if you want to minimise animal suffering and promote more sustainable agriculture, adopting a vegetarian diet might be the worst possible thing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.013
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... communities have a reduced species diversity when they are isolated from other remnants by extensive water, urban or agricultural land barriers (Diamond 1975). To reduce the isolation of natural plant and animal communities in reserves the preservation of biodiversity in the garden can assist. Already many...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
...Anne Kerle; David Goldney; Mike Fleming The Central West and Lachlan Catchments lie west of the Great Dividing Range in central NSW and have been subjected to extensive land clearing, grazing and agricultural pressures beginning in the 1820s. Many vertebrate species are known to have disappeared...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 383–430.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Daniel Lunney This paper traces the post World War II debate over kangaroo management, and how the various parties have managed the issue to arrive at the current levels of kangaroo harvest, with particular reference to NSW and the transition of policy from culling kangaroos as an agricultural pest...