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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.044
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
..., while P. norfolcensis occurred mainly in drier forest types. Interspecific competition is a likely cause of these broad habitat differences between the two glider species, with squirrel gliders being competitively superior, but exhibiting a narrower range of preferred habitats. Rainforest has been...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.044
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Over more than a century there has been debate about the interactions of kangaroos and introduced domestic stock, especially sheep, in the semi-arid and arid rangelands. The potential for competition between the species is still controversial, with pastoralists generally assuming...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
... for this loss are unclear but may be due to a combination of factors including isolation of the reserve by urban development and highway upgrades, a lack of fire for 40 years, competition for food with the local population of the Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami , prolonged drought and possibly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... effectively utilised by both urban and suburban populations of Asian House Geckos, suggesting likely competitive interactions between the species on structures where the species co-existed. At this time, there is no evidence of the introduced species living away from buildings in the Brisbane region. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 179–185.
Published: 30 September 2020
..., particularly when both species are of a similar size. However, similar behaviours may also have fitness disadvantages including food competition, and potentially predation as the Common Eastern Brown Snake neonates grow and surpass the substantially smaller Little Whip Snake and warrants further experimental...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Corporations often use scientific language and imagery to make the products and services they are promoting appear more state-of-the-art or innovative than their competition's offerings. Such techniques are particularly prevalent amongst purveyors of alternative medicine, but also extend...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.031
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... changes, owing to human influences, are lowering frog numbers and species diversity. Other factors involved include heavy metals, pesticides, salinity, temperature, disease, competition from introduced species and human collection. The complex interactions and synergistic effects of these factors on frogs...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 203–217.
Published: 01 January 2019
... 1997 to reduce competition for nest hollows. In addition, several other species of native animal, and three species of introduced mammal are culled, also for conservation and economic production purposes. This paper reports on the culling, and concludes it is an appropriate part of farm management...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 464–476.
Published: 01 June 2017
... engineer the landscape, the air, the water and even the climate. In many situations, humans are also the top predator, killing both our competitive mesopredators and their herbivorous prey. Leaving the top predator out of models reduces the alternative hypotheses and imposes directional bias...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 461–471.
Published: 01 September 2015
... is the dispersal of exotic weeds, although evidence in Australia remains anecdotal. There has also been preliminary evidence of interspecific competition on islands and predation of nestlings. While aesthetically appreciated and a predator of some invertebrate pests, it causes crop failure in soft-fruit and citrus...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 256–262.
Published: 05 June 2014
... to engineered concrete channels. Whether the absence of crabs in urban channels is due to increased predation from fish present in the permanent water (including noxious Oreochromis mossambicus ), water chemistry differences, increased competition for food and shelter, or simply because this species cannot...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 379–384.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in the oviducts and evidence of nesting by T. s. elegans species was noted. Trachemys scripta elegans were observed in a range of sizes which suggested that it has established a foothold, at least in southern Sydney. Competition from this exotic species could have a detrimental impact on the local species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.034
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... characteristics required by tiger quolls. There is reasonably compelling evidence that 1080 poison baiting can cause substantial reductions in tiger quoll populations and poison baiting is likely to be at least partly responsible for the species' decline. There are no data to support competition or predation...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... enterprises based on reintroductions in Australia make significant contributions to conservation, but face difficulties with obtaining licences, accessing threatened species, low levels of support from government, excessive competition from other tourism businesses and the death of reintroduced mammals...
Book Chapter
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
... and fierce competition for research funding. The newest development in science education at the tertiary level is the arrival of Massive On-line Open Courses (MOOCs), which has the potential to alter universities and academics. The troubling reality is that science education will not improve at tertiary...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 822–825.
Published: 20 October 2011
... that the feral species was currently at a competitive advantage over the native species. aquatic vertebrate pest urban wetlands invasive aquatic species Australian freshwater turtle tortoise Sydney Basin Turtle Emydura macquarii dharuk Chelodina longicollis Beeton, R. J. S., Buckley...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 100–103.
Published: 04 October 2011
... aquatic fauna of the region. We draw particular attention to: (i) the native species of amphibian that are threatened by predation by introduced yabbies, and (ii) the native crayfish fauna threatened by competition with this species. The Fitzroy Falls Crayfish Euastacus dharawalus has a distribution...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... with kangaroos and set clear objectives for them. Kangaroo-related problems may include road accidents, attacks on people, zoonotic disease, contamination of water supplies, lost crop production and competition with threatened species, as well as affects on kangaroos themselves, such as poor body condition...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... predation; and the endangered population of long-nosed bandicoots Peramales nasuta , vulnerable to competition from black rats. Caging experiments using artificial seedling patches in recently burnt areas showed that rabbits or long-nosed bandicoots rather than black rats were the biggest grazing threat...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 605–628.
Published: 01 December 2004
... . Shortridge speculated that disease, predation by feral cats Felis catus , competition from house mice Mus musculus , and bushfires were major factors in overall decline, and the impact of closer settlement was important in localised declines. These, and other factors commonly cited as reasons for mammal...