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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.2007.053
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...
Book Chapter
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). ...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (1): 73–80.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the spread of our deserts. In a nutshell, what I am going to argue is that we need a kangaroo-based recovery of our arid lands, to repair some of the damage that has been done by more than one hundred years of grazing. I am certainly not the first person to suggest that we should be farming kanga- roos...
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 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...
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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
Journal Articles
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 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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Australian Zoologist (2020)
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.004
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... Is there is a balance between wildlife conservation in western New South Wales and any other land management there? The answer is a resounding NO! The ecological functioning of the region is dominated by introduced systems of herbivory and predation: sheep; rabbits; feral goats; their partial...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 392–397.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Park Proposal — Mulga Lands Biogeographic Region. Internal Report, Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage. QDPI, 1980. Western Arid Region Land Use Study — Part 2 . Technical Bulletin No. 22, Division of Land Utilisation, Queensland Department of Primary Industries. Reardon, T. B...
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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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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
... systems for wildlife and the resources they utilise (Kingsford et al. 1999). A review of the environmental history of weather and wildlife patterns in arid Australia identified that during the last 150 years the shift from Aboriginal land management to pastoral tenures, instigated changes in fire...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 88–90.
Published: 17 March 2014
... for tasting and Mr M. D'Antuono and Mrs J. Speijers who performed the statistical analyses. REFERENCES ANDREW, A. E., 1988. Kangaroo meat - public health aspects. In Kangaroo Harvesting and the conservation of arid and semi-arid lands. Ed. by D. Lunney and G. Grigg. Proceed- ings of a Royal Zoological Society...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 27 October 2020
... (A) are pastoralists. The governance system (GS) constitutes a leasehold system where pastoralists lease Crown land to raise livestock. The land must be managed sustainably and improved in line with guidelines set out by a pastoral board (Natural Resources South Australian Arid Lands 2017). Dingo management...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.047
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... the visitor experience. The latter motive is dominant in public lands in southern Africa and the arid parts of the USA where AWP have been added to support and sustain wildlife in arid or seasonally arid landscapes, rather than removed. We report a study of AWP in the stony downs and Strezlecki dunefield...
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Australian Zoologist (1990) 26 (2): 54–58.
Published: 01 June 1990
... the arid zone of Australia. Why? For no other reason that 70% of the land area of this continent is arid and it attracts a disproportionatley low level of attention. This is not because there are no problems, it is because of ignorance in the predominantly coastal community. Environment: Ecology, Economics...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 234–237.
Published: 28 October 2014
...Peter McDonald; Chris Pavey Populations of Australian desert rodents are known to undergo booms in response to resource pulses following periods of high rainfall. Australia's arid-adapted Tyto owls have been recorded responding functionally and numerically to these small mammal booms, though...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 446–452.
Published: 14 October 2011
... northerly population in Willandra National Park. Litoria raniformis is currently restricted to the semi-arid zone of NSW with populations occurring in the Lower Murrumbidgee and Murray River, the Wakool Irrigation Area and the Coleambally Irrigation Area. The wide geographic range of L raniformis prior...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Land snails are an important group of non-vertebrate animals that can provide important insights into the management and conservation of forests. The distribution patterns of Australian land snails reflect the historical events that have forged the continent's varied environments, in particular...