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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 29–39.
Published: 02 June 2014
...Murray Ellis; Jennifer Taylor Loss and fragmentation of the native vegetation of the Central Western Plains of New South Wales was followed by declines of woodland-dependent species. Drought is likely to have further suppressed many animal populations. Here we report on changes in woodland bird...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 608–630.
Published: 18 August 2022
...Helen C Stevens; David M Watson ABSTRACT The interacting effects of drought and fire on ecological communities are poorly understood. Long-term studies in the Warrumbungle Mountains, central-west New South Wales, subject to drought and fire during the past 21 years, enabled their separate...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 164–181.
Published: 09 May 2022
...Peter Smith; Judy Smith ABSTRACT We have investigated the impact of the unprecedented drought, heatwaves and fires of 2019–20 on a threatened arboreal marsupial, the Greater Glider ( Petauroides volans ), in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, an area of over one million hectares...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 201–205.
Published: 16 September 2014
...Murray Ellis; Jennifer Taylor agricultural landscape avifauna box woodland drought recovery fragmentation temperate eucalypt woodland Bedward, M., Simpson, C. C., Ellis, M.V. and Metcalfe, L.M.2007. Patterns and determinants of historical woodland clearing in central-western...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (3): 332–348.
Published: 04 June 2013
... the drought declared years 2005 to 2009 Murray V. Ellis1 and Jennifer E. Taylor2 1 Biodiversity Conservation Science Section, Office of Environment and Heritage, PO Box 1967, Hurstville BC NSW 1481, 2 School of Arts and Sciences, Australian Catholic University, PO Box 968, North Sydney NSW 2059. A BS T RA C T...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in 1975. The periods of decline correspond with periods of drought, with the Millennium drought showing a considerable dip to a low point in kangaroo numbers in 2005. Initial assessments from data dominated by drought found recent rainfall was the best predictor of rate of increase in kangaroo numbers...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.036
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The direct impacts of logging on the arboreal, solitary brush-tailed phascogale were investigated in jarrah forest in south-western Australia. Individuals were monitored before, during and after logging in the Kingston Forest in 1995. The study was complicated by the effects of a drought...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... in central Australia demonstrate how rabbits are the dingo's main prey. That is so even in drought; but as rabbits become scarce, dingoes turn on red kangaroos as alternate prey. Populations of both species are suppressed at low levels by such predation for some time, even after good rains return. In other...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 23 (2): 19–28.
Published: 17 March 2014
... native species and 9 exotic species. The survey was conducted using a wide variety of detection methods in logged and unlogged, burnt and unburnt forest and through drought years. Observations were made about the impact of logging, fire and drought on native mammals and proposals made...
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Australian Zoologist (2023)
Published: 02 February 2023
... of migration or regional scale movements. The proportion of nectar and non-nectar foraging did not differ between years or localities, with half of foraging observations being of nectar-feeding. Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters are sensitive to the effects of drought, with less nesting during dry seasons...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 643–653.
Published: 31 August 2022
... the impacts of fire in future. Such monitoring will need to incorporate the effects of other disturbance factors, such as habitat fragmentation, drought, salvage logging and longwall mining, that interact with fire, and also trial new methods to track and assist fauna to cope with the changing fire regimes...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 95–110.
Published: 04 August 2021
... for this loss are unclear but may be due to a combination of factors including isolation of the reserve by urban development and highway upgrades, a lack of fire for 40 years, competition for food with the local population of the Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami , prolonged drought and possibly...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 42–53.
Published: 01 October 2020
...-winged bats may require more energy to fly and forage than eastern bent-winged bats. Consequently, southern bent-winged bats may need to consume more food on a daily basis, potentially increasing their susceptibility to adverse conditions such as drought. body weight eastern bent-winged bat forearm...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 186–193.
Published: 30 September 2020
... events resulted in large numbers of Grey-headed Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus requiring rescue and rehabilitation. Prolonged drought and intense bushfires reduced available foraging resources for the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Petrogale penicillata and Mountain Pygmy-possum Burramys parvus...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
...George R Wilson; Melanie Edwards ABSTRACT Millions of kangaroos are dying in 2018 but without good conservation outcomes. Populations are crashing in drought and contributing to land degradation. Non-commercial culling is increasing because landholders seek to stop kangaroos from competing...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 102–117.
Published: 01 January 2019
... kangaroos by clearing a senescent orchard for further development, was resolved by using a community group to relocate at least 300 kangaroos to a location some 100 km to the east. At the time of the relocation this location was in drought and disoriented kangaroos were killed on the road. No information...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.022
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... This chapter summarizes the Royal Commission of 1901 into the western lands of New South Wales. The procedure adopted was the use of quotations to preserve the emphasis and colour of those who bore witness to the rapid changes induced by overstocking with sheep, and from rabbits, drought...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 214–227.
Published: 01 January 2018
... significant threats to the biota include: changed fire regimes; exotic predators, diseases and herbivores; and drought and climate change. Conservation reserves in the region were originally chosen on aesthetic appeal, often aligning poorly to modern CAR (comprehensive, adequate and representative) criteria...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 292–300.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to rainfall and pasture availability. There has been a statistically significant long-term trend towards higher numbers of western grey kangaroos in the study area, and a similar trend in reds since the end of the 198211983 drought. Over the 20 years, however, there has been no statistically significant trend...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 190–198.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Surveys have not been conducted in the southern Monaro or along the eastern edge of the tablelands where remnant populations may still occur. Long-term records of precipitation indicate that a series of severe droughts correlates with the period when members of the L aurea complex disappeared from...