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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
..., predation by the Red Fox Vulpes vulpes and non-target effects of predator control programs. *Corresponding author: drmilledge@gmail.com local population decline and likely loss habitat isolation lack of fire competition for food with Alectura latham i drought predator control The decline...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 414–423.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... In this review we show how the speed and scale of coastal development continues to adversely affect the four remaining areas of habitat where the species has been recorded since 2000. As an ecological specialist, the potoroo may be inherently susceptible to decline in a rapidly changing environment...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 422–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Pauline M Ross; Philip Poronnik ABSTRACT Danger exists in using deficit and decline narratives that unsurprisingly have paralleled evidenced declines in research funding for Australian science. While surveys suggest a public lack of understanding of science which is all too often diagnosed...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 345–358.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Greg Gordon; Frances Hrdina; Ross Patterson We assessed decline in the distribution of P. cinereus in Queensland over the last century using historical data from P. cinereus surveys and the Queensland State Archives to measure change in extent of occurrence and area of occupancy. Broad distribution...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 109–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Peter Smith; Judy Smith The Koala population in Warringah Shire has declined over the last 50 years with increasing urbanization. Koalas were reported from various localities throughout the Shire in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. They now occur only at Barrenjoey Peninsula. Ku-ring-gai Chase...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 237–247.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Michael Mahony The Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea has undergone a reduction in range and significant population declines during the past 15 years. In this paper the decline is viewed from the perspective of declines and disappearances of other species of frog along the east coast...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 210–224.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... The specific identity of two species detected from hair and scat samples, Notomys sp. and Rattus sp., remain unclear as do observations made of rat-kangaroos. This paper presents the results of the mammal survey and analyses the habitat1 resource preferences and weight ranges of the extant, declining...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 446–452.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Skye Wassens The Southern Bell Frog Litoria raniformis was formally widespread throughout south eastern Australia. Poor knowledge of the past and present distribution of populations and the pattern of decline currently limits our ability to plan conservation measures. The past and present...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 331–340.
Published: 14 October 2011
... the remarkable amount of intellectual effort and sheer hard work that all Committee members and Departmental offices have put into the work reported here. It is beyond question that Australia s flora and fauna are declining and will continue to do so for some time despite the current high level of conservation...
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 605–628.
Published: 01 December 2004
... in a reexamination of the temporal and spatial patterns of decline of these mammals. Shortridge collected a monotreme, 25 species of marsupial, 10 species of bat, 8 species of rodent, as well as rabbits and dingoes (a total of 46 species). He collected in five broad regions: mesic woodland sites in what is now...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Few quantitative data exist on the anecdotal observations of many researchers which apparently indicate a global decline of Amphibia in both disturbed and seemingly pristine habitats. This study was initiated to determine the responses of frogs to local, human-induced environmental stress. Frogs...
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
... This paper reviews the factors involved in the decline, both inter- and intra-specific, of Australian frogs from both disturbed and apparently pristine habitats. Despite a lack of published accounts and an absence of long term population studies, a variety of causes were identified. Habitat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.044
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... In Queensland since 1978, seven species of frogs have disappeared and populations of another four have seriously declined. All the declines have occurred in upland rainforest and all the species live along or breed in streams. We ask the question “what is wrong with upland rainforest streams...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 1.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Daniel Lunney EDITORIAL Our declining fauna provokes a diversity of responses The recurrent observation that the fauna of Aust- ralia is drrlining has prnvokd a divenity of ropurlse,. one of the ioost pn)niincnt being thit it IS the tack of z(r)lt,gic!s to docurnc~tl the retreat of the Fauna...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 316–324.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Cameron Webb; Jean Joss Gambusia holbrooki is a small, aggressive fish introduced into Australia in 1925 to control mosquitoes. It has been suggested that this species may also prey on tadpoles and be a contributing factor in the decline of some Australian frog populations. We examined...
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
... responsible for its continuing decline, are reviewed. Loss of forest cover, principally from clearing for agriculture, has resulted in fragmentation and reduction in range of approximately 50%. Clear-fell logging rotation cycles appear to be too short to enable the regrowth forest to develop the habitat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.899
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... communities to the presence of Phytophthora cinnamomi , finding some evidence of declines in abundance and distribution of mammals and invertebrates. Mammals were mostly affected by reductions in shelter and food, while invertebrates probably declined because of changes in litterfall patterns. Mammal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... We reviewed published, quantitative studies examining the effects of exotic plants in native vegetation on the species richness and abundance of birds and mammals. We asked whether the incursion of exotic plants into native vegetation has led to consistent declines, increases or no changes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.037
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
.... This local decline and recovery occurred against a background of pastoralism from the 1960s to the 1980s, patch fires in the early 1980s and an increase in the abundance of introduced foxes Vulpes vulpes from the 1970s onwards. There are three main hypotheses concerning the decline and recovery...
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
... years of the Cenozoic. Long-term, overall trends apparent from fossil and modern records in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northern Australia include an increase in diversity in vespertilionids, pteropodids and emballonurids, decline in hipposiderids and mystacinids, and relatively stable...