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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 927–940.
Published: 29 January 2012
.... E. 1979. Intraspecific variation in demography and life history of the lizard, Sceloporus jarrovi, Along an altitudinal gradient in southeastern Arizona. Ecology 60: 901-909. Intraspecific variation in demography and life history of the lizard, Sceloporus jarrovi, Along an altitudinal gradient...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... on the way that historians have looked at Sydney, and where native animals have fitted into the history of Australia, and Sydney in particular. In our view, that subject is only now taking hold, but it will be one that will yield many new insights, and in turn it will merge with ecological thinking...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.047
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... invertebrates on existing major issues. 4. Get interested in what the plethora of government authorities in the field are achieving. 5. Become interested in threatening processes and ecological history. 6. Make up unique symbols to carry the conservation banner. 7. Use existing symbols and icons...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.049
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... makes ecology attentive to both spatial detail and history, while archaeology in the desert demands a spatial and environmental or ecological context. Both have moved towards not just a ‘sense of place’ but a ‘sense of place in time’. The place itself shapes scientific understandings by creating a need...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 518–536.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Faye Wedrowicz; Wendy Wright; Rolf Schlagloth; Flavia Santamaria; Fred Cahir ABSTRACT We present an ecological history of the koala ( Phascolarctos cinereus ) population and its environment in South Gippsland, Victoria, both pre- and post- European settlement. We consider the role that the region's...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
... is ever stronger on the need for protected areas for conserving fauna. © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2017 African national parks biodiversity conservation ecological history game management IUCN nature reserves Promise of Sydney Nature Reserves in Britain protected...
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...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
...L.M. Seabrook; C. A. McAlpine; S. R. Phinn; J. Callaghan; D. Mitchell Present day Australian landscapes are legacies of our colonial history, while future landscapes will be legacies of ecological processes and human impacts occurring today. This paper investigates the legacies of European...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.007
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The conservation of biological diversity is a foundation of ecologically sustainable management. To assess sustainability with regard to biodiversity conservation, forest managers are using forest type as a surrogate for ecosystem and species diversity. This paper investigates the applicability...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.069
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... for insect specimens for use in research, education, natural history documentaries, personal interests and various other applications. The farm operates under recognized and approved ecologically sustainable principles and practices. The Australian Insect Farm is essentially a conservation-based approach...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1989a.003
EISBN: 978-0-9599951-1-4
... Birds are useful for testing ecological theory, monitoring environmental change, and establishing the basis of a national conservation programme. However, there are difficulties in estimating the numbers of terrestrial birds. Observer error and differences in spatial and temporal detectability...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.073
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... of evolutionary history and locally pressing ecologically-based management issues surfaced frequently. There are several case studies of using invertebrates in biodiversity assessment, and for those keen on elucidating ecological processes and offering management advice, there are papers on the need...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.007
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... A ‘political ecology’ perspective was used to examine the implications of the export woodchip scheme located near Eden in south east New South Wales (NSW) for the region's public forests and their fauna. The modern paper industry's political economy emphasises the importance of a large supply...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... of natural history and nature conservation. Newspapers, and published indexes thereof, are examined to create an historical overview of the major themes, issues and trends, and to consider the potential for using these documentary sources for reconstructing past environments and the human impact on nature...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.050
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
..., research on uniquely Australian natural history and ecology may suffer because, despite its value for local conservation issues, such regional research is seldom accepted by the major journals in North America and Europe or by the growing number of Australian journals aspiring to an international profile...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.017
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... current moment - when modernity has reached and surpassed its limits - is such a time. In spite of a solid history of insightful analyses of the problems with western conceptions of humanity, and numerous calls for a revisioning of the human, our societies go on as if business as usual were justifiable...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
... assessing the drivers of Australia s current biodiversity crisis. A brief history in poison 1788 represents one of the most momentous dates in the worlds ecological history (Tom Griffith 1986). Pierre-Joseph Pelletier was born in Paris, 22 March 1788 (Buckingham 2008), just two stormy months after...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.021
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... on the responses of rainforest fauna and also discusses key issues of survey design and methodology that, if ignored, may limit the effectiveness of monitoring programs. The nature of rainforest, its history within Australia, and its role as fauna habitat are briefly reviewed. Modern deforestation and human land...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
.... There is a public blindness to the reality of bats, their natural history, their ecology and conservation. Like most treatment of bats through the ages, Dracula , the 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary character the vampire Count Dracula, has left a legacy of a perception of bats...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (2): 321–322.
Published: 17 March 2014
... by combing historical records for zoological informa- tion. This is a growing discipline which some call ecological history because it applies historical research tools to answering ecological questions. Historical research has been used in pursuit of modern zoological inquiry hy examining whatever data sets...