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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 194–206.
Published: 01 January 2018
...V.J. Cole; P.A. Hutchings; P.M. Ross ABSTRACT Loss of habitat is considered to be one of the major threats to biodiversity. This is of concern because habitats created by bioengineering species support and enhance local biodiversity. The present study investigated the abundance and distribution...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Despite international concern for biodiversity loss, as urban pressure increases on the Cumberland Plain of Western Sydney, the native vegetation continues to be lost despite being classified as an ‘endangered ecological community’ under both state and federal legislation. While substantial...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... is that they are possible. Many ecologists, Jamieson (2008) noted in Ethics and the environment , consider that species extinction and biodiversity losses are the early stage of an environmental catastrophe but, he added, not everyone thinks that these things matter. We do, and that was the driving force behind writing...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 161–169.
Published: 01 January 2018
... “in nature's solutions, supported by public policy, incentives, tools and safeguards that help to halt biodiversity loss, mitigate and respond to climate change, reduce the risk and impact of disasters, improve food and water security, and promote human health and dignity”. The papers and plenary discussions...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 375–378.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thom van Dooren; Deborah Bird Rose ABSTRACT This paper takes a critical perspective on the emerging prospect of ‘de-extinction’ as a response to the current period of massive biodiversity loss. Drawing on our own humanities and social sciences research into the complex cultural contexts in which...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... continue to prevaricate over addressing climate change other threats continue to cause loss and degradation of biodiversity. Unless there are continuing and increased measures to address these other threats, then by the time greenhouse mitigation measures start to have effect biodiversity will have been...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 544–549.
Published: 20 October 2011
... and management of the offset ecosystems. mitigation banks urban biodiversity habitat loss threatened species protection compensatory habitat environmental compliance offsets BioBanking Banana, A. 2005. Managing Uganda's forest in the face of uncertainty and competing demands: what...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and the growing sense of urgency in recognising both the loss of fauna, now more broadly biodiversity. There are many excellent and detailed studies that could be cited, but I hope that the papers cited represent the development of ideas about national parks, rather than just those I happen to have read. While I...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 395–407.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... As a consequence, conservation of biodiversity has effectively become the only approach to minimising continued species loss. However, despite the widespread use of the term, there is confusion over its definition, even among disciplines to which the term has become a focus. In Australia, much of the biodiversity...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 11–27.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in the composition of avian communities are as significant as the loss of populations and species. Both adversely affect patterns of continental biodiversity and are ecologically dysfunctional. Assuming that current trends continue, over the next century, significant components of the avifauna will be lost...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Daniel Lunney ABSTRACT Food is central to our existence. We are keen to know about it as we are vulnerable to its lack. Biodiversity is directly affected by the human need for food. Foley, in a lead paper in National Geographic, identifies that agriculture accelerates the loss of biodiversity...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 436–445.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of the culture is only beginning to be realised by the researchers. Traditional ecological knowledge illustrates how Aboriginal people have learned to survive and live in their environment, but the gradual loss of such knowledge (especially with the death of senior men and elders) and the devastation...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 245–250.
Published: 14 October 2011
... 625 Pounds, A., Carnaval, A, C. Q. Q., and Corn, S., 2007. Climate change, biodiversity loss, and amphibian declines. Pp 19-20 in (Gascon C., Collins, J. I?, Moore, R. D., Church, D. R., Telford, S. R. and Dyson, M. L., 1990. The effect of rainfall on interclutch interval in painted reed frogs...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 203–206.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., are even more bizarre: All population scenarios will project against a background of significant biodiversity loss over the last two centuries and current attitudes which focus on saving 204 February 2003AustralianZoologist volume 32 (2) individual attractive species, rather than habitats...
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 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... animals (and plants) to urban society and ecosystems is overdue. Moreover, in an era of accelerating habitat loss, human population growth, urban expansion and climate change the role of cities in conserving global biodiversity may prove critical. Zoologists and conservation biologists already accept...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.018
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... This paper examines the widespread phenomenon of grumpiness among Australia's ecologists and members of related disciplines. It argues that their disillusionment is a result of consistent first-hand experience of irretrievable, but preventable, losses of species and ecosystems. It also contends...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 04 January 2022
... of major wildfires were exemplified by the unprecedented 2019-2020 fire season. These fires led to major losses of biodiversity (Ward et al. 2020), large losses of timber resources (Lindenmayer and Taylor 2020b), and extensive damage to human infrastructure and loss of human life (Commonwealth of Australia...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
... or cause serious economic loss to agriculture or the environment are declared as noxious species and under the NSW Noxious Weeds Act 1993 must be controlled. Other species that invade natural ecosystems and potentially seriously impact on native biodiversity are classified as environmental weeds...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 593–607.
Published: 16 October 2020
..., these traditions have not been recognized outside of Aboriginal communities, and this loss of cultural heritage comes at great cost to the Australian environment, biodiversity and the health and preservation of vital resources. Water dingo dogs Australian history cultural keystone species environmental...