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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 492–495.
Published: 17 March 2014
... status of each frog captured were also recorded to compare the physical state of parasitised frogs with unparasitised frogs. Nineteen females and eleven males were recorded with parasites.The body condition (lengthlmass) of parasitised males was significantly less than for unparasitised males...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Sydney. Water levels in Thirlmere Lakes have fluctuated over time, but there has been a recent decline that is of significant concern. In this study, we examined over one year the species composition and richness of zooplankton (Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda) and abiotic conditions in Lakes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.007
EISBN: 0959995145
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... plant productivity; animals then do not have to rely on proximate factors to predict conditions nine months in advance. External influences that re-align reproduction to match a phase-shift in environmental conditions have to either adjust the period of the biological clock, or else induce a phase-shift...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... This study was undertaken to gain some knowledge of Flying-fox (Megachiroptera: Pteropodidae) learning ability, using 10 Spectacled Flying-foxes Pteropus conspicillatus in a free-operant conditioning paradigm. The subjects were trained to pull levers for a juice reward in the controlled...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... species, like kangaroos? I applied FNIRS to kangaroos in drought affected south-east New South Wales to explore dietary and non-dietary information. The data suggests that: a) Eastern Grey Kangaroos mostly eat high quality ‘green’ feed b) Eastern Grey Kangaroos start to lose body condition when...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... and government departments. Postgraduate research is strictly time- and cost-limited, which can constrain research effort in desert systems where stochastic conditions prevail. However, steps can be taken to ensure that short- to medium-term desert research projects are viable and successful. Combining different...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.036
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Two Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea nestings were recorded in northern New South Wales during early 1993. Despite apparently sub-optimal nesting conditions, these unexpected nestings attained the relatively high hatching successes of 43 per cent and 78 per cent respectively. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.020
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... In the last five years there has been increasing concern about the environmental condition of inland Australia, particularly western New South Wales. Loss of vegetation cover and soil, salination of soils and waters have led to a decline in economic productivity in the pastoral industries...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... in a marked improvement in the condition of our local vegetation, leading to tangible increases in habitat potential. Recent fauna surveys, including professional systematic and community opportunistic reports, have indicated both an increase in the population and diversity of local indigenous fauna. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.047
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Banks was the most wind- exposed site, Henry Head was partly exposed to the wind while Malabar was the least exposed site. Malabar also had the warmest roost temperatures. Bat numbers at each site were associated with prevailing weather conditions, with higher numbers of bats at Malabar during stormy...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 October 2020
... quinquefasciatus , Coquillettidia linealis and Mansonia uniformis . However, adaptive management of freshwater wetlands for wildlife conservation or vegetation management can alter the local environmental conditions and may provide opportunities for other mosquito species to exploit these habitats. A series...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.007
... conditions. Using an estuarine ecosystem as an example of a system that changes naturally over time, this paper develops a hypothetical scenario in which a proposed marina development would necessitate extensive reclamation of wetlands. The paper comments on various developments which have been proposed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.045
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
..., but that this emphasis and the rigidity with which the conditions are specified limits real conservation outcomes for bats. This is due to a number of factors such as dispersing modest survey effort over large areas, basing decisions about where to survey on untested habitat models and targeting surveys on a small...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.080
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... We compiled an extensive database of koala sightings from the community. The records of koala sightings which met conditions for reliability were used in conjunction with vegetation mapping by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife in the Georges River catchment to produce relative exploitation (RE...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.046
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
..., and appropriate monitoring and reporting methods for several environment themes, including biodiversity. This paper discusses the benefits to SoE reporting of including invertebrate biodiversity and the possible role for invertebrate s in assisting SoE reporting of habitat condition at regional (sub-national...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 359–370.
Published: 01 January 2018
... regulatory framework is a mix of broad landscape exclusions, general protective conditions implemented routinely regardless of the result of biodiversity surveys and also the option of implementing a condition in lieu of survey, but relies heavily on localised pre– harvesting surveys of threatened species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.015
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... The Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 , unlike its legislative predecessor, requires the Crown to control pest animals declared under the Act. It establishes conditions that must be met before animals can be classified as pests and before pest animal control obligations can be introduced...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 19 July 2021
... an audit of a virtual fence installation in south-east Queensland, Australia. We assessed its reliability in flows of traffic and the effect that installation parameters and site conditions had on its effective operation in an urban setting. We made observations on the behavioural response of Eastern Grey...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... challenges due to the harsh environmental conditions or extreme weather events that may be encountered. Such conditions are especially likely to occur in arid environments. Fieldwork issues can arise from vehicle breakdowns, wildfires and heavy rainfall events, all of which can delay or even cancel data...