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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...
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
... affected by the road, thereby informing management priorities for mitigating road effects. The study was conducted along the Silver City Highway on the UNSW Arid Zone Research Station, Fowlers Gap, in north-western New South Wales. We found that the road influenced the spatial distribution of kangaroos...
Book Chapter
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
... also contain endemic taxa. Most molluscs found in intermittent waters adopt strategies to avoid desiccation or to facilitate dispersal and are generally widely distributed. The presence of molluscan and other (fishes, turtles) endemics in some large arid zone waterholes suggests that those habitats may...
Book Chapter
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
Journal Articles
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 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 (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...
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 310–315.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Michael Vardon; Boyd Simpson; David Sherwell; Christopher Tidemann A small colony (100-5000) of Little Red Flying-foxes Pteropus scapulatusis usually resident at Mataranka Hot Springs in the semi-arid zone of the Northern Territory of Australia between October and February. In 1994-95 this changed...
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...
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
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 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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.062
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Museum accessions, published records and sightings by conservation agency staff, herpetologists and desert Aborigines were used to review the distribution of nine python taxa occurring in Western Australia, and to assess their current status. Tropical, sub-tropical and arid zone species appear...
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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