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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
.... In this chapter, we focus on three key challenges in developing a dynamic landscape approach to the study of arid-zone wildlife: (i) conceptualising landscape structure and dynamics; (ii) dealing with the problem of ecological scale and spatial autocorrelation; and (iii) the challenge of seasonal variability. We...
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...
Book Chapter
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
... in abundance and others to decrease. The widespread extinction of dingoes is likely to have exacerbated the impacts of foxes and overgrazing. Successful restoration of the arid zone fauna will require the restoration of ecological functions and species interactions, particularly nutrient cycling and predation. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
... of these prey during the “boom” periods can occur. Understanding the relative strength and interactions of top down and bottom up forces in regulating populations, and under what ecological states the importance of each changes, is important for the long-term conservation of biodiversity in arid regions. 2021...
Journal Articles
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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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 (2014) 36 (4): 461–469.
Published: 28 January 2014
..., Bureau of Meteorology). All sampling sites were in the riparian zones of the Bogan and Macquarie Rivers and within the E. camaldulensis Forests and Woodlands (R1) of Metcalfe et al. (2003). Running foot Figure 1. Distribution of sites along the Macquarie and Bogan Rivers in semi-arid NSW in relation...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 07 July 2020
...). Although there are no direct comparisons of pure dingoes with those with significant domestic dog ancestry on ecological impacts, the studies of ecosystem effects of dingoes are of populations with different levels of introgression. Introgression of domestic dog genes is low in arid Australia (Newsome et...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.012
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... colonists. Overall, more birds have decreased in the semi-arid zone of the Division than in the arid zone, and more in mallee scrub and eucalypt woodland than in other vegetation types, due largely to the pattern of vegetation clearing in the Division. Other factors (overgrazing, introduced predators...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 September 2020
..., A., Campbell, G., Miller, H.A., Read, J.L., Allen, B.L. 2016. The effect of wild dog control on cattle production and biodiversity in the South Australian arid zone: final report. (South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board: Port Augusta, South Australia) Eldridge, S.R., Shakeshaft, B.J...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1040–1046.
Published: 29 January 2012
... of herpetofauna road mortality along highway networks. The Journal of Wildlife Management 73: 104-114. Predicting hot sports of herpetofauna road mortality along highway networks The Journal of Wildlife Management 73 104 114 Lee, T. and Croft, D.B. 2008. The effects of an arid-zone road...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 27 October 2020
...Helen P. Waudby; Bradley P. Smith; Guy M. Robinson; Sophie Petit; Gill Earl ABSTRACT Social-ecological system (SES) frameworks offer a way of diagnosing the economic, environmental, and social issues driving human-canid conflict, and can assist in the development and testing of management...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... in averages - and that it is these rare outlier events that are most likely to be relevant for Australia and for the arid zone in particular. A corollary of this point is that at present, the extremes, e.g. rainfall in the arid zone, are currently unpredictable and this unpredictability is likely to further...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 194–199.
Published: 30 September 2020
...Matthew J. Clancy; Etienne L. Littlefair ABSTRACT Anurans inhabiting Australia’s semi-arid and arid zones display eruptive breeding patterns. They emerge in large numbers to reproduce after significant rainfall before burrowing deep underground, where they remain concealed for extensive periods...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... relatively broad distributions and species diversity is higher in the northern wet-dry tropics compared to the southern arid zone. Three species, Saccolaimus saccolaimus, Macroderma gigas and H. d. inornatus , are listed as threatened and a further three species, Taphozous kapalgensis, H. stenotis...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... The biota and ecological processes of the Australian arid zone remain relatively unstudied. Australian deserts are remote from population centres and are subject to unpredictable rainfall, making it difficult to plan and execute time-limited research projects. Desert research is expensive...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 October 2020
...George Madani ABSTRACT The Western Hooded Scaly-foot Pygopus nigriceps is a widespread pygopod concomitant with the sandy arid zone of inland and western Australia. The limited suitable habitat available and inaccessibility of north western New South Wales means that the occurrence of P. nigriceps...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 467–479.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in the transitional zone between moist climates of the east and arid environments to the west. Within the range of elevations sampled (390-1 419 m). Chalinolobus gouldii, Vespadelus vulturnus, Mormopterus planiceps lp and Scotorepens balstoni were either absent or maintained lower activity levels above 1000 m. Bat...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 204–215.
Published: 14 October 2011
... phase and, between bouts of torpor, animals usually forage and feed. Recent evidence shows that free-ranging arid zone dasyurids may employ daily torpor on every day in winter and that torpor may last twice as long as in captivity (often up to around 20 hours), which will reduce energy expenditure...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... population dynamics across the nine study sites. These results highlight that a single management approach for arid zone species would be inappropriate, and likely applicable only to a subset of taxa. Although many arid- zone species respond to rainfall (Ward 2016; Whitford 2002), this study shows...