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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 781–787.
Published: 20 October 2011
... of the vegetation communities of western New South Wales was completed which described 213 vegetation communities based primarily on landscape position and vascular plant structure (Benson 2006; Benson et al. 2006). However, recent biodiversity surveys for the now approved Silverton Wind Farm in the Barrier Ranges...
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
...., recruitment) and large scales (e.g., wave-forces) are illustrated here for intertidal species. The information needed to describe patterns of diversity in complex assemblages is defined. A novel method of analysing variability in diversity is described to unravel complexity and to quantify changes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.005
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... This paper outlines the problems associated with keeping dingoes as pets, and describes the lobbying efforts undertaken by the Australian Dingo Conservation Association (ADCA) to address the noxious status of the dingo and recent legislative changes that allow dingoes to be kept as pets in New...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.027
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... A bright green, socially just, high economic growth scenario is one of a number that are being developed to illustrate how forestry might be pursued within the context of ecologically sustainable development. The directions described in this scenario are hypothetical and are intended to provoke...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... are currently unable to answer. Firstly, I review current knowledge of this species. Of the four large flying-fox species that occur in Australia, the Spectacled Flying-fox has the smallest range, the lowest abundance and appears to be intricately tied to rainforest. Then I describe the aims of my PhD work...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.025
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... A quality control procedure is described for biodiversity data compilations based on concepts of Statistical Processing Control (SPC). The technique, called process control sampling, involves continuous inspection of biological materials coupled with ongoing training. The describe d procedure...
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
... on public land in New South Wales. The Act prevents threatened species being classified as pest animals. An application to list dingoes as a threatened species under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 creates the potential for conflict between these two Acts. In this paper we describe...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.092
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... are described and strategies for their mitigation are discussed. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.033
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Living and fossil bryozoans are numerically and taxonomically abundant in Australia and New Zealand, comprising the dominant organisms in some marine-benthic and fossil assemblages. They were first formally described from Australia in 1816 and from New Zealand in 1843. Since...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The aim of this paper is to describe the changing profile of fauna and flora in the Narrabeen Lagoon Catchment, an area of bush and suburban land on the northern beaches of Sydney. The paper documents the large range of species and plant communities presently existing in the catchment...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
...); or to a chronological year based on annual cementum rings in teeth. However, for infants, only morphometric techniques are available, and individual variation can lead to less reliable predictions of age from these measurements. Here we describe the sequences and timing of tooth emergence and replacement in the Grey...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.006
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... described (originally Mus gouldii ; later Pseudomys gouldii ; unfortunately now extinct), a crab, a snake, frogs, lizards, shells (including an oyster, a mudwhelk, air breathers, a sand snail, and a trochid or top shell) and 97 insects, 42 of which had not previously been described, and four of which were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
..., then the use of ranking population status, onto the results from short-term surveys using systematic methodology and finally from surveys undertaken over longer periods of time. Such surveys, considered as repeatable and systematic, can be classed as monitoring surveys. Several such surveys are described...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... briefly survey the diversity of Sydney's fish fauna, highlighting key aspects of life history that relate to distribution, and key habitats. Several iconic species are described in more detail, and local and climate change threats are outlined in relation to mitigation opportunities. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.010
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Wetland classification and assessment of conservation significance are based on criteria that generally exclude one of the largest components of biodiversity in lentic systems: the invertebrates. Preliminary data are presented on sampling efficiency and methods required to describe invertebrate...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.006
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... of the koalas themselves. Four different ways of viewing koalas were in evidence. Conservation-minded people and groups described the koalas as respected, wild animals with intrinsic value, but recognised that conservation included wider ecological assemblages than the koalas alone. Farmers described...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.037
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The Baeini is a species-rich group of tiny scelionid wasps that parasitize the eggs of spiders. Taxonomic research on one genus, Ceratobaeus Ashmead , shows that the 116 Australian species are easily recognized on distinct morphological characters, but only about 25% of them are described...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.002
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... the Arcadia Formation and the description of the world’s youngest labyrinthodont from early Cretaceous deposits in southern Victoria. Many new fossil frogs have been described from Australia, principally from early to mid Miocene sites at Riversleigh, northeastern Queensland, and various Pleistocene cave...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.063
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The male reproductive cycle of Tiliqua scincoides scincoides is described on the basis of variation in testis dimensions and testicular and epididymal histology of museum specimens. Sexual maturity occurs at smaller body sizes in southern Australia than in Queensland. Spermatogenesis commences...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.047
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Three previously unknown viruses have been recently described in flying-foxes. Hendra virus, Menangle virus and Australian bat lyssavirus (ABL) are regarded as emerging diseases of potential importance to both animal and public health. While there is no evidence that Hendra or Menangle virus...