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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.027
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 559–567.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Daniel Lunney; Chris R. Dickman; Martin Predavec ABSTRACT The 2016 annual forum of the Royal Zoological Society of NSW was entitled: “The critical value of long-term field studies and datasets”. As Charley Krebs and co-authors comment in their paper, if there is one overall limitation on our...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 217–222.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Benjamin Russell; Peter Banks In Australia many critical weight range (CWR) species are threatened by predation from the introduced Red Fox Vulpes vulpes . Understanding how these prey species respond to native predators such as the Tiger Quoll Dasyurus maculatus , and comparing their responses...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
10.7882/FS.2013.021
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... rarely convey the idea of an ecological conscience. Although the grumpy scientists in this book belong to a variety of disciplines, they share a belief in the critical importance of an ecological conscience. They contend that we need a shift in values away from human exceptionalism - the belief...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
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
10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Scientists presenting inconvenient facts or ideas that run counter to commercial interests may place themselves at risk of legal action. Frivolous or even vexatious lawsuits are a recognized tool for silencing criticism of corporate or individual commercial interests, particularly where...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... that are a mere pinprick on this landscape, which constitutes 70% of the area of Australia. Scale, both spatial and temporal, is a critical issue underlying our understanding of this landscape. In this paper, three key elements affecting the biodiversity and ecology of this landscape are discussed: climate, fire...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.028
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The challenges and opportunities to biological systematics that are discussed result from the need to provide information critical to knowledge-based and effective conservation of our flora and fauna, especially invertebrates . Topics covered include: the magnitude of the challenge in terms...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.022
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... to argue that point measures of frequency are inadequate to understand scale and pattern across landscapes. Rather, extrapolating from site-based data to draw conclusions on landscape-scale changes may obscure fine-scale heterogeneity in disturbance, which is critical to the conservation of biodiversity...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.072
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... strategies. The role of the “invertebrate” community was highlighted as critical and that they needed to take an integrated and unified approach. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.006
... The emergence of environmental legislation has led to an increasing demand for scientific evidence. However, critical technical issues are often dealt with by judicial interpretation of the law rather than rigorous analysis of data. Scientists are expected to present their opinions in legal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.048
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... is critical to the development of long-term initiatives for the sustainability of rivers and their dependent wetlands and biota. The power and influence of policy functions of conservation bureaucracies is contrasted with the importance of scientific information but relative ineffectiveness of science. I...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Keeping native animals as pets has recently been proposed as a new strategy to enhance the conservation of wildlife in Australia. In this paper we critically examine the arguments put by the proponents of a native animal pet industry, discuss potential problems associated with it and cover...