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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 582–589.
Published: 01 September 2017
... that its range extends to the southern east coast, an area regarded as an important climate change hot-spot. These records not only represent an important southward shift in range, but are also the most southerly global observations for this tropical taxon. Observations from the Mediterranean and those...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 76–84.
Published: 02 June 2014
... induced by climate change. An estimated 85% of the current habitat of O. knightorum will become unsuitably saline by 2100 according to the best currently available sea-level rise prediction. Weed invasion and anthropogenic disturbance are also serious threats, contributing to continued decline in some...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
... records, while changes over the past 30 years were mapped at a finer spatial resolution from aerial photography and satellite imagery. Periods of high economic growth and to lesser extents depression are linked to increased vegetation clearing. Fifty per cent of P. cinereus habitat has been lost since...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 329–335.
Published: 17 March 2014
... communications between the two. Background The subjects I intend to cover here became apparent to me during my recent change from research scientist to science reporter. So perhaps a brief biography may be in order. I completed my PhD on Australian fossil crocodilians at the University of New South Wales under...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (2): 29–66.
Published: 17 March 2014
... is provided. Faunal and environmental changes over the last 25 000 000 years in the Riversleigh region are identified and changes in Australia's rain forest mammal communities over the same period are discussed. Evidence for the origin of Australia's modern mammal groups from ancestors now known to have lived...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 431.
Published: 14 October 2011
...C. McAlpine; J. Syktus; J. Ryan CSIRO & BOM. 2007. Climate change in Australia: observed changes and projections. Australian Climate Change Science Programme, CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, 8 pp. Deo, R C., McAlpine, C. A., Syktus, J I., Lawrence, P J., McGowan...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 369–377.
Published: 14 October 2011
.... Sanson), pp 85-95. (Surrey Beatty and Sons Pty Ltd, Chipping Norton, NSW). Biology of the koala 85 95 Hughes, L. 2003. Climate change and Australia: Trends, projections and impact. Austral Ecology 28, 423 - 443. Climate change and Australia: Trends, projections and impact Austral Ecology...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.013
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... The 21 st century will be characterised by our successes and failures to solve global issues, and solving our global issues will require a higher quality of science education. However, in science education in Australia it is time to decide to change. In the last decade, enrolments in senior...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 184–189.
Published: 10 October 2011
... change after 10 days cold storage and their pooled weight change averaged just -75.0 ± 18.0 g, or 0.35 ± 0.08% of initial carcase weight. This level of weight loss was significantly different from a hypothesised weight change of zero (Z = -4.17, P < 0.001). However, after an additional four days...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 190–202.
Published: 10 October 2011
... protection as part of ecologically sustainable development (ESD). Moreover, the management of beaches and linked adjacent ecosystems is becoming increasingly important because of their vulnerability to burgeoning human pressures including climate change. Although there are large uncertainties involved, some...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/9780980327250
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... biodiversity, this rarely translates into adequate funding. With climate change threatening Australia's biodiversity, the need for adequate funding for the conservation of Australia's invertebrates is more critical than ever. ...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Temperature, rainfall and other climate variables influence the occurrence, range boundaries and behaviour of species, including the timing of natural events, such as migration and breeding. The impacts of climate change have been observed on ecosystems in every ocean and on every continent...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Bats represent approximately a quarter of Australia's living land mammals. Their sensitivity to current climate change has prompted global recognition of them as bellwether species. The Australian fossil record is rich in bats from a period of sequential climate changes over the last 25 million...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... on the distribution of species. A number of large marsupial herbivores occur at lower subalpine elevations, and a shift in their distribution to higher altitudes due to climate change will result in increased grazing of the vegetation of the alpine area. Common wombats Vombatus ursinus were chosen as a model...
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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
... Climate change is an extremely important issue, and even if action to address it occurs now, environmental changes already in train have the potential to have considerable impacts on biodiversity. If action is delayed the inevitable impacts will be greater. However, while our politicians...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Three aspects of the biology of anurans indicate that climate change could have a significant impact on these vertebrates: a) they are ectotherms and ambient temperatures can strongly influence their activity, b) a permeable skin requires them to have regular access to sources of moisture, and c...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Predicting how animal species might respond to climate change is an important step in developing effective tools for managing biodiversity in a changing climate. This task is made difficult due to a lack of reliable data on the animals and how they will respond to changes in their habitat...