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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Corporations often use scientific language and imagery to make the products and services they are promoting appear more state-of-the-art or innovative than their competition's offerings. Such techniques are particularly prevalent amongst purveyors of alternative medicine, but also extend...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.003
... development proposal. Courtroom procedures create an environment in which it is difficult to give appropriately qualified answers to questions without appearing to contradict one’s own evidence or that of others. Being challenged as a witness during cross-examination and suffering the accompanying anger...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.086
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... of bushland and reserves. The Sooty Owl and the Masked Owl are restricted to a few such locations near Sydney, but both are more common in the wetter and the drier forests, respectively, of the Central Coast. The Barking Owl appears to be uncommon and of concern because this species is poorly conserved...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.035
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... details of vegetation, habitat, substrate and geology were analysed. All species exhibit a broad habitat range, and some are opportunistic exploiter s of novel habitats, such as roadside gravel and under walking track cording. Although patterns of habitat exploitation appear to differ between species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.031
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... divided the Patiriella species into two clades. With feeding larvae representing the ancestral state for these sea stars, one clade exhibited one identifiable change in larval form, while the other clade exhibited four changes in larval form. Life history traits in Patiriella appear to have evolved...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... 15 species are now known from this area. Populations of the five most common of these species have continued to increase in the last 20 years, one appears to have remained unchanged and others are present in insufficient numbers to comment. No species appears to have declined in numbers. Escapees...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... for the complete data set = 0.414). Passerine community composition was significantly affected by Housing Density, Distance to, and Size of, Nearest Bushland >5ha. These environmental variables, especially Housing Density, appeared to act principally by their effect on the number of small and medium sized...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Bandicoot marsupials appear to have many of the characteristics desired by people seeking companion animals. They could be made available to the public for keeping as pets in a way that would be of some benefit to nature conservation and to our sense of cultural identity. A properly designed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... As global climates change, the incidence and severity of diseases in natural ecosystems also appears to be increasing. This has been linked to increasingly stressful conditions, which can lead to more susceptible hosts and environmental effects on pathogen abundance and virulence. Recently...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.007
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Australia has at least 70 bat species and these constitute one-quarter of Australia’s mammals. In the tropics this ratio increases to one-third, and in southeastern coastal forests it is up to 40%. Some rainforest tree species appear to be dependent upon flying foxes to disperse their fruits...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.027
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... hollows and other old-growth attributes and less frequent fires. Higher soil nutrients and plant productivity also appeared to be important attributes in the Pilliga Scrub. Territories of the large owls in both survey areas contained most of the sites where the highest nocturnal bird and arboreal...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 69–99.
Published: 17 March 2014
... (mainly Trichosurus vulpecula ) population ecology and status. P. cinereus numbers peaked in southern Queensland around the turn of the century or in the first decade of the 20th century. In central Queensland, they peaked later, probably in the 1920s, and in north Queensland there does not appear to have...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.845
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... logging practices have created patches of more open environments within the overall forest matrix and it appears that cattle graze preferentially in these areas. At this smaller scale, abundance and richness were related to aspects of forest structure and soil physical properties. Grazing and associated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... When scientists come under attack, it is predictable that the attackers will use methods to minimise public outrage over the attack, including covering up the action, devaluing the target, reinterpreting what is happening, using official processes to give an appearance of justice...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
..., strong relationships were found between dingo management, dingo activity and fox activity. Dingoes appeared to suppress fox activity where dingoes were uncontrolled or only opportunistically controlled. At sites where dingoes were absent or in low numbers, fox activity was higher, and this inverse...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 340–345.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Tiliqua nugosa appears restricted by the association of maximum temperature and precipitation and minimum temperature during cooler months. Tiliqua nigrolutea is limited by minimum precipitation to areas of higher elevation where summers and winters are comparatively cooler and appears the most...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 351–376.
Published: 17 March 2014
... with humans. Stowaways tend to be smaller species such as shrews, rats or herpetofauna that conceal themselves or their eggs in vessels and cargo. While the Oriental region (or broader Indo-Malayan zoogeographic region) appears to have furnished parts of the Circum New Guinea Archipelago with around 58...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 04 December 2020
...Simon Kaminskas ABSTRACT Native freshwater fish of Australia have a diverse but largely undescribed endemic pathogen and parasite fauna. However, due to long-shared evolutionary histories and virulence/transmissibility trade-offs, effects of these endemic pathogens and parasites appear to be subtle...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 October 2020
... properties were removed to mitigate the issue. Ongoing impacts prompted council to clear vegetation from the fringes of the camp, creating a buffer area. These buffers provided physical separation but reportedly caused noise impacts to intensify during peak influxes of flying-foxes when animals appeared...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 86–93.
Published: 01 October 2020
... programs. Their cost-effectiveness appears well established in finding cryptic and rare animals, yet they are not included in the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ published search protocol for bilbies. In this study a human searcher located six of 90 scats (6.7%) compared...