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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 241–250.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Research into the effects of genetic diversity on the impacts of disease on wildlife populations has focussed on genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). This study investigated the genetic diversity at the MHC class II DZB gene, as well as the distribution of alleles of the same gene...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 19–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., H., 1992. Ecology on Tlial. Pp. 2 5 3 4 in Zoology in Cwtl ed by D. Lunney. Royal Zoological Society of NSW, Mosman, NSW. Simple journalists or simple scientists?: are environmental issues too complex for the media? Harry F. Recher Department of Ecosystem Management, The University o f New England...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 190–198.
Published: 17 March 2014
...W. S. Osborne; M. J. Littlejohn; S. A. Thomson Frogs of the Litoria aurea complex were common and widespread in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory before they apparently suffered a major decline in abundance at the end of the 1970s. The extent...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 158–169.
Published: 17 March 2014
...S. A. Thomson; M. J. Littlejohn; W. A. Robinson; W. S. Osborne The Southern Tablelands populations of the Litoria aurea complex were studied to determine the status of each taxon. Examination of colour-pattern, morphology and advertisement calls was used to determine the extent of variation present...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 629–631.
Published: 01 December 2004
...A.S. Kutt © 2004 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2004 Mammal decline in southern Western Australia Clarification of the distribution of the ~ Long-eared Horseshoe Bat Rhinolo,phus z philippinensis complex in Australia A.S. Kutt School of Tropical Biology, James Cook University...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.888
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.003
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Numbers of most invertebrates are variable. Processes affecting their abundances operate at many spatial and temporal scales. Documenting biodiversity is therefore made complex and appropriate scales are not obvious. Processes at small scales (e.g., behaviour), intermediate scales (e.g...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.018
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Evidence is presented that the Australian herpetological fauna almost certainly consists of numerous cryptic species complexes. It is argued that the sorting out of these complexes into biological species is a high priority for herpetological research in Australia. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.012
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... and topographic complexity. The loss of corals, and corresponding changes in habitat quality, also has a significant effect on coral reef fishes. Coral loss has the greatest and most immediate effect on fishes that depend on live corals for food or shelter. Many coral-reef fishes that do not depend directly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... Coastal biodiversity is complex due to the large numbers of species interacting in space and time at many different scales. Because little is known of the invertebrates which make up most of this biodiversity, conserving biodiversity is a difficult task. Robust analytical techniques must...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.044
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Insects are small, numerous and speciose. They respond to the landscape in many vastly different ways. Their world, largely unlike that of mammals, is an immensely complex three-dimensional one, where plant and land architectures feature strongly in their lives. Polymorphism is widespread...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.043
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
.... There was no difference in species richness or diversity of small mammals between grazed/burnt and ungrazed sites, but species composition did differ. The fawn-footed melomys Melomys cervinipes was found only at ungrazed sites, all of which were characterised by a dense, complex shrub understorey. In contrast, the New...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 24 February 2021
...Kylie M Cairns ABSTRACT Controversy about the nomenclature and taxonomy of dingoes has sparked interest in their complex identity. At the root of taxonomy debates are differences in the species concepts employed, differing opinions about the domestication status of dingoes (and their ancestors...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.029
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Wildlife management is usually a mixture of natural science and a plethora of “social interests”: political interests, bureaucratic interests, conservation interests, industrial interests, professional interests and others. In a highly complex, politically-charged issue such as the management...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.012
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
...; limited observations were made of foraging on open ground or among shrubs or rocks. Most observations (86%) of above-ground foraging were in large, mature trees with complex branching systems. In forests dominated by ribbon gum Eucalyptus viminalis , the suitability of trees as foraging substrates...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of the issue of managing to favour one native species at the expense of another native species, and note that the issue is likely to be of increasing incidence, extent, complexity and societal interest. Whereas there are reasonably well-established policy and legal foundations, and general societal support...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 43–51.
Published: 01 December 2017
... worldwide. However, research has revealed that chickens are not as simple as humans once believed. They exhibit complex communication, social learning, numeracy and deception, as well as depression-like symptoms. These findings suggest that chickens posses both access and phenomenal consciousness...
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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 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.083
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Managers of urban wildlife must make transparent, quantitative decisions about environmental impacts but are challenged by the complexity of these impacts, which can interact with environmental variability to cause long-term changes. Here I use population viability analysis (PVA) to exemplify...