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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.051
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... The need to present scientific research to a popular audience is becoming increasingly apparent. Presenting arid zone research in the media, particularly on television, raises a number of difficulties that are best solved through planning and preparation. Awareness of the logistical problems...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 417–432.
Published: 13 April 2021
...Renee L. Brawata The removal of apex carnivores from ecosystems can impact the abundance and diversity of species in lower trophic levels. In arid ecosystems, where “bottom up” forces of primary productivity and resource availability strongly affect trophic interactions, the role of “top down...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (4): 731–737.
Published: 28 December 2020
... woodlands that dominate northern Australia, very few records exist of this species and, as a consequence, nearly nothing is known about their natural history. Here, we present records of 19 Chameleon Dragons, detected during clearing activities of a small area of semi-arid woodland at Delamere Air Weapons...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 392–397.
Published: 17 March 2014
...R. A. Young; G. I. Ford A northward range extension of approximately 500 km of the Little Forest Bat Vespadelus vulturnus was recorded during a fauna survey at Idalia National Park, central western Queensland. ldalia NP lies in the semi-arid zone and is bounded by latitudes 24 ° 90 ° to 25 ° 20...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 461–469.
Published: 28 January 2014
...Vaughan Monamy; Jennifer Taylor; Leroy Gonsalves; Murray Ellis We conducted acoustic surveys of insectivorous bat fauna in riparian areas along the Macquarie and Bogan River systems in the wheatbelt of semi-arid central-western New South Wales, Australia. In surveys of 10 sites we detected 11...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... the effects of a typical road in an arid ecosystem on kangaroo populations and communities, threatened small mammal species ( Sminthopsis macroura and Leggadina forresti ), and small mammal and lizard communities over two years. We determined which vertebrate populations and communities were negatively...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/9780980327205
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.037
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Important freshwater systems found in arid areas range from springs to waterholes and rivers. Periods of extreme aridity in the Pleistocene, especially during the last glacial period, resulted in the drying of most freshwater systems apart from a few permanent water holes and artesian springs...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... The present composition of the arid-zone terrestrial mollusc fauna reflects the post Pliocene aridity with a mix of highly adapted and relictual taxa. A database of 8,200 pulmonate gastropod records derived from museum collections was compiled for continental Australia and interrogated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... The Australian arid zone is a large complex area. In order to maintain its biodiversity, it is essential that landscape-wide and long-term analyses form the backdrop to the development of management strategies. From the current knowledge of the biodiversity and ecology of the arid zone...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.041
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Since European settlement there have been profound changes to the fauna of semi-arid and arid Australia. Some species have gone extinct, others have become rare or restricted in range and some have increased their range and abundance. Many, but not all, of these changes in species range...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.043
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Arid zone landscapes are characterised by a high spatial and temporal variability, particularly seasonal variability, observable on a range of scales. This variability is an important factor influencing the distribution and dynamics of wildlife populations in the arid zone. However, progress...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.044
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Over more than a century there has been debate about the interactions of kangaroos and introduced domestic stock, especially sheep, in the semi-arid and arid rangelands. The potential for competition between the species is still controversial, with pastoralists generally assuming...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.046
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.048
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Water and its management has become one of the key environmental issues in Australia. Many of our arid zone rivers, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin are severely affected by overextraction, impacting on floodplains and their biodiversity. The interaction between policy and science...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.052
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... the depth of comprehension of, or confusion about, the ecology and management of Australia's arid lands that existed in the theatre on the day of the forum (Chris Dickman, Daniel Lunney and Shelley Burgin eds). ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... In this paper we draw together a number of themes that have emerged in recent research on fauna and land use in arid environments. We also draw attention to the worldwide concern about desertification — the process that drives loss of biodiversity and productivity and the simplification...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.012
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
.... This two-year study monitored the responses of a semi-arid terrestrial arthropod community to predator (wolf spiders and ants) and nutrient manipulations. Preliminary results from the first year of the experiment indicate variation in abiotic factors, and intraguild and non-consumptive interactions may...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.020
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.036
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Arid northwestern Australia contains one of the world’s more diverse subterranean faunas including many relict obligate groundwater (stygo-) faunas in karst and calcrete aquifers, principally crustaceans, with affinities pertinent to Tethys, and to Pangaea and its derived landmasses. Higher...