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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
...Renee L. Brawata ABSTRACT 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...
Book Chapter
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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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... biomass in most terrestrial communities (King, Warren et al. 2013). Most ant species are ground-nesting and species inhabiting the soil are particularly important in arid ecosystems (Whitford 1996). Ants also perform a range of important ecosystem functions and represent an important food resource...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 169–174.
Published: 07 February 2013
.... Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia, Melbourne. Newell, J. 2008. The role of the reintroduction of greater bilbies (Macrotis lagotis) and burrowing bettongs (Bettongia lesueur) in the ecological restoration of an arid ecosystem: foraging diggings, diet, and soil seed...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 25 February 2021
... differ across the DBF. This study adds to literature demonstrating that the removal of the dingo has led to profound shifts in the shrub, mammal and bird assemblages in arid Australia. Any expansion of dingo control in arid Australia must be considered against the far-reaching consequences for ecosystem...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 07 July 2020
... on arid, tropical and temperate ecosystems, where levels of introgression vary greatly, all show consistent positive impacts of dingoes, regardless of the amount of domestic dog genes within the dingo population, on these ecosystems. Hence, hybridisation and resultant introgression from domestic dog genes...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 464–476.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and kangaroos, have caused gross anthropogenic engineering to semi-arid ecosystems, even affecting soil carbon and microbial activity (Holt 1997). Although RHD reduced rabbit populations over much of their distribution, grazing and browsing pressure from all large herbivores continue to restrain vegetation...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (3): 332–348.
Published: 04 June 2013
... periods of dry weather in south-eastern Australia Australian Wildlife Research 4 241 247 Schwinning, S. and Sala, O.E. 2004. Hierarchy of responses to resource pulses in arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Oecologia 141: 211-220. Hierarchy of responses to resource pulses in arid and semi-arid...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Aaron C. Greenville; Vuong Nguyen; Glenda M. Wardle; Chris R. Dickman ABSTRACT Long-term field-based monitoring is essential to develop a deep understanding of how ecosystems function and to identify species at risk of decline. However, conducting long-term field-based research poses some unique...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 280–295.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of the main issues facing conservation of nomadic species is the current perception of arid ecosystems that many nomads inhabit the frontier mentality . Much of the work presented here shows that far from being homogenous, featureless landscapes, arid ecosytems shift between habitat type and species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 529–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
... lagotis) and burrowing bettongs (Bettongia lesueur) in the ecological restoration of an arid ecosystem: Foraging diggings, diet, and soil seed banks. PhD thesis. University of Adelaide, Adelaide. Read, J. L., Carter, J., Moseby, K. M., and Greenville, A. 2008. Ecological roles of rabbit, bettong and bilby...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
... affects the relationship between species diversity and productivity at the local scale in a semi-arid steppe ecosystem. Functional Ecology 20:753-762. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2006.01175.x Land use affects the relationship between species diversity and productivity at the local scale in a semi-arid...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of rabbits prevented the regeneration of highly palatable species such as Allocasuarina (Bird et al. 2012), a key component of some semi-arid ecosystems. The impacts of invasive species, in particular introduced cats and foxes, continue to be the main drivers for the loss of mammalian biodiversity...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 358.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Prize for Environmental of rivers and wetlands. For almost 20 years he worked for Research 2001 for research on conservation of rivers in NSW National Parks and Wildlife and ran a small research arid Australia. The work focussed on the ecological crisis team working on these topics. As these issues...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 246–251.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... University of Chicago Press, Chicago. Tropical Forest Remnants: Ecology, Management, and Conservation of Fragmented Communities 442 454 Morton, S.R. 1990. The impact of European settlement on the vertebrate animals of arid Australia: a conceptual model. Pp. 201-213 in Australian Ecosystems: 200...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 September 2020
.... Environmental effects are stronger than human effects on mammalian predator-prey relationships in arid Australian ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 610-611C, 451-461. Allen, B.L., Fleming, P.J.S. 2012. Reintroducing the dingo: the risk of dingo predation to threatened vertebrates of western New South...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 16 October 2020
... the Great Artesian Basin beneath this region. The largest artesian water source in the world lies below one fifth of the Australian continent, and is a source of water springs that has supported unique ecosystems throughout the arid landscape for thousands of years (Ransley & Feitz, 2020). Herman Beckler...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 258–264.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of this species is still deficient. Leggadina lakedownensis Queensland distribution habitat conservation threats Baverstock, P.R. 1982. Adaptations and evolution of the mammals of arid Australia. Pp. 175-178 in Evolution of the Flora and Fauna of Arid Australia, edited by W.R. Barker...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1005–1010.
Published: 29 January 2012
... their perspective of what are the most significant risks or opportunities facing resource management and conservation in Australia. The book is broken into four main parts: 1. environmental issues over a variety of Australian ecosystems; 2. environmental issue in economic sectors; 3. cross cutting themes...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (2): 396–402.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., and dynamics of ecosystems. Ecol. Monogr. 62: 447-502. Cross-scale morphology, geometry, and dynamics of ecosystems Ecol. Monogr. 62 447 502 Ludwig, J. A. and Tongway, D. J., 1995. Spatial organisation of landscapes and its function in semi-arid woodlands, Australia. Landscape Ecol. 10: 51-63...