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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 408–413.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Helen M. Smith; Peter B. Banks ABSTRACT Incorrect or ambiguous citations can lead to ideas being distorted in subsequent publications via a process akin to Chinese Whispers, the process whereby a phrase or idea becomes distorted as it is passed from person to person. The propagation of incorrect...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
..., which is serious enough, but cast the whole discipline of science, and those who work in the area, namely scientists, as being unreliable, even vicious and irrational. This puts science under siege and raises ethical issues for journalists of distorting the truth, getting the facts wrong, and being...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.038
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Data on the distribution of approximately 340 species of heterotrophic flagellates (protozoa) in 29 communities from sites around the world are summarized. We seek to minimize the impact of factors extrinsic to the actual distribution of organisms that may distort our perception...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 19–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
... by both sides in environmental disputes and the most conspicuous distortions of the truth appear in editorials and articles written by columnists. These are the journalists who represent the established order; the status quo. The usual slant in their editorials or columns is to reject environmental...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 238–244.
Published: 16 September 2014
... records for the month of submission, and not necessarily the month of kill. What Guiler identifies as out-of-phase breeding may be the result of the distortive effect of bulk submissions. 2. Hawking of Skins The naturalist Michael Sharland, in his book Tasmanian Wild Life , notes: Over the years many...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 110–117.
Published: 17 March 2014
... at these heights would he beyond the range of the detectors. Elevating the height of the microphone may help to improve the detection range of the detectors. 2. Recordings were swamped by background noise (i.e., there was a high noise to signal ratio) o r distorted. There can he a high degree of attenuation...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 261–266.
Published: 01 June 2017
... or ambiguous citations can easily lead to ideas being distorted in subsequent publications. Incorrect ideas are dangerous ideas if they become unfairly favoured because of the apparent supporting literature, and lead to misguided research or management action. By tracing a specific example the impacts of black...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 145–147.
Published: 17 March 2014
... at the time. The necessity to record now what is still in living memory is urgently needed lest we live with an underestimate, o r a distorted view, of the biodiversity of Australia at the time o f European colonization. Both bats and ecological history are recurrent themes in t h e Awtralian Zoologzst...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 462–467.
Published: 01 May 2020
... sensational reporting can distort the message How Social Media Can Create Impact for Research Paul Willis Adjunct Associate Professor Palaeontology Lab College of Science and Engineering Flinders University GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001 A BS TR A CT Research communication has changed rapidly over the last...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 267–271.
Published: 01 June 2017
... if they are only partially correct because they may point out distortions that impede progress in ecological understanding. In a complex science like ecology there is never one clear path to understanding and a continued discussion of the current fads in ecology is important as is a discussion of possible...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
... birds. RAOU, Hawthorn East. Blakers, M., Davies, S.J.J.F. and Reilly, P.N. 1984. The Atlas of Australian Birds. Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. Boakes, E.H., McGowan, P.J.K., Fuller, R.A., Chang-qing, D., Clark, N.E., O Connor, K. and Mace, G.M. 2010. Distorted views of biodiversity: spatial...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 329–374.
Published: 01 June 2017
... or fluoridation. Holders of these views demonstrably misunderstand or distort science, and their successes pose risks to the rest of society. Scientists won the initial fight for acceptance of the theory of evolution, and, with support from scientists, practices such as vaccination were rapidly adopted as part...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (2): 203–211.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Zoologist volume 38 (2) stereoscopic lenses, as I should thus obtain results freer from distortion or exaggeration . The resulting stereo views were constructed of two nearly identical photographs mounted onto a card board measuring 17.5 cm x 8.5 cm. When viewed through a stereoscope, they create a three...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 324–328.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of the radio-tracking harness, Anonymous (1995) describes it as a catgut, a kind of reptilian G-string . Imprecise reporting can distort the public s perception of the L. aurea management issues to the detriment of the species. For example, many stories discuss the concept of simply relocating frogs to safer...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 169–174.
Published: 07 February 2013
..., including focal length, projection centre and lens distortion. Calibration involved photographing a sheet of A4 paper printed with coded targets and point markers, which was provided with the software. The photographs were imported into the software and processed via a calibration wizard. The software...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 350–360.
Published: 14 October 2011
... for the non-linear or distorted growth response of B. dendrobatidis observed may be that an excessively high density of zoospores was used initially, which resulted in a very high cell density by the end of this toxicity test. High cell density coupled with decreasing metal exposure is believed to distort...
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Australian Zoologist (1990) 26 (2): 54–58.
Published: 01 June 1990
... pay through reduced production of land values However, there is evidence to suggest that this knowledge is distorted by proximity to home. In the Darling Downs of Queensland, 883 of farmers perceived soil erosion to be a major regional problem, 473 perceived major erosion on nearby farms, but only 11...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 82–91.
Published: 17 March 2014
... over-estimation of the prey sizes, it does not unduly distort the relative distribution of prey species sizes. To compensate for this to some degree, the lower value of the ranges have been used as the basis for discussion. An exception is Schulz (1986), who estimated the number of individuals of each...
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Australian Zoologist (1990) 26 (2): 70–75.
Published: 01 June 1990
... for these benefits. This was succinctly put by Whitehouse (1990) who stated that "a reseive expansion programme fashioned on opportunism may at best con- tain gaps and distortions or at worst be misdirected with high opportunity costs and although brimming with aesthetic and emotional appeal be fundamentally lacking...