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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.2012.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... This study scrutinized the reporting in the Sydney Morning Herald , a major NSW newspaper, in three periods between mid-2008 and early 2012, to examine Jay Rosen's clever question and answer: “What's the difference between climate science and climate journalism? The former is self-correcting...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... are poorly understood. We pitfall-trapped ants in winter and spring over a twenty-two year period (1992–2013) in the Simpson Desert, central Australia. We asked: over what time-scale does ant activity (abundance and species richness) respond to climate (temperature and precipitation) and vegetation (plant...
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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 (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
...W. Ellis; A. Melzer; I. Clifton; F. Carrick We studied two groups of koalas during a drought in central Queensland to investigate potential impacts of climatic variability on the physiology and behaviour of this species. The tree use, water turnover, field metabolic rate and diet of koalas during...
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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
Book Chapter
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. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... As with many public debates, the debate on climate change has a number of participants whose activities are influential, secretive and unethical. In the climate change debate, some fossil fuel corporations have funded apparently unrelated bodies which claim to have some scientific expertise...
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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.2012.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... As global climates change, the incidence and severity of diseases in natural ecosystems also appears to be increasing. This has been linked to increasingly stressful conditions, which can lead to more susceptible hosts and environmental effects on pathogen abundance and virulence. Recently...
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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
... Shifts in the geographic range towards higher altitudes are anticipated for many species in south-eastern Australia in response to future climate warming. This is particularly the case for the Snowy Mountains, where a substantial reduction in the snow cover is expected to have a major impact...
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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.2012.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... We argue here that climate change studies which focus only on single species will be inadequate to address the complexity of causal mechanisms, as climate effects will percolate through entire ecological communities. Changes in species distributions may be considered as: 1) fully independent...
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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...