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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 103–113.
Published: 01 December 2017
... as ‘national’, yet caring for nature can be done on many scales, and ecological systems is seldom work on national scales. This paper considers both ecological scales (regulated by the animal or plant under consideration) and personal scales (scales meaningful to the conservation manager). The idea that only...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.043
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
.... In this chapter, we focus on three key challenges in developing a dynamic landscape approach to the study of arid-zone wildlife: (i) conceptualising landscape structure and dynamics; (ii) dealing with the problem of ecological scale and spatial autocorrelation; and (iii) the challenge of seasonal variability. We...
Book Chapter
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
... to consider the literature of two different situated sciences, ecology and archaeology. Traditionally, ecological science has been spatially extensive, while archaeology is temporally deep. One emphasising space and process, the other time and sequence. This paper argues that the nature of the desert itself...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... to the essential character of this vegetation type, but represent only a small percentage of total floristic diversity. Significant variation and endemism are also evident at a local scale within regions. Within NSW, the Cumberland Plain occupies a unique ecological niche defined by temperature and rainfall...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
... (Higgins et al. 2001) or 17% of the landmass. Hence, most of the Noisy Miner s range is rural and the ecological impacts of the species are greatest in scale in rural Australia, particularly in the highly modified landscapes of the sheep-wheat belt that runs from South Australia to southern Queensland...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 581–590.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Guy Ballard; Peter J.S. Fleming; Paul D. Meek ABSTRACT The temporal scale of many studies of dingo ecology is limited by human and physical resources, often constrained by funding cycles. Consequently, research has been skewed towards short-term, snapshot investigations undertaken at a spatial...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 130–146.
Published: 01 January 2016
... the habitats they occupy thereby affecting the composition of avian communities and the distribution of species on a landscape scale. Such behaviour has cascading effects on ecosystems, changing the abundances and kinds of plant- eating arthropods. A comprehensive knowledge of the ecology of honeyeaters...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... that are a mere pinprick on this landscape, which constitutes 70% of the area of Australia. Scale, both spatial and temporal, is a critical issue underlying our understanding of this landscape. In this paper, three key elements affecting the biodiversity and ecology of this landscape are discussed: climate, fire...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 11–27.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of the Australian avifauna than for mammals. This is despite the fact that nearly one in five bird species is listed as threatened or of “special concern”. Moreover, a review of the status of Australian birds at local, regional, state and continental scales shows that the impact of Europeans on the avifauna is much...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 643–653.
Published: 31 August 2022
... of their ecological impacts. Whereas much of the focus of the 2019–2020 fires was on vertebrates, significant research was also carried out on a diverse range of invertebrate taxa. The studies of the invertebrate groups found that different taxa respond variably to fire and also emphasised the difficulties in judging...
Journal Articles
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...
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
... use, and various reforestation pathways (including regrowth, timber plantation, and ecological restoration projects) are described. Then, design principles, biodiversity measurements, and issues relating to their choice are discussed. These include: spatial scale; site selection and replication...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
...., species richness) for these urban greenspaces. Citizen science projects are continuously improving our understanding of ecology at broad temporal and spatial scales. But, many conservation-relevant decisions are idiosyncratic and made at small management scales (e.g., local government). Given a general...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 190–202.
Published: 10 October 2011
... of species may not coincide (Hacking 1996). Further, many species migrate tidally across the shore causing any biologically-defined zones to vary with tide height. At larger, between-beach scales, there are ecological differences associated with the degree of wave action and its interaction with grain size...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in conserving the nation's fauna is a central theme of this paper. The First World Congress on National Parks in 1962 produced ideals that are inspiring, connected and ecological. What was not apparent in 1962 was the scale of the problem of conserving the flora and fauna of the world. I present the case...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.888
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... An ecological survey of tree trunk invertebrates in northern New South Wales was used as a model to demonstrate both the scale of arthropod diversity and the limits of our knowledge. Sticky traps were an effective way of systematically sampling trunk-utilising invertebrates, particularly Diptera...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 251–264.
Published: 14 October 2011
... eight years, it is believed that in 2007 there may have been over one million feral camels. This has been associated with increasing negative impacts on desert ecology, cultural values and human enterprise. In this paper, the potential to exploit Achilles' heel aspects of camels has been examined...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 216–228.
Published: 14 October 2011
... ecological research sites to monitor changes in biological condition at local, regional and global scales is appropriately argued (Hobbie et al 2003; Parr et al 2003) but considerable debate remains as to the appropriate measures of such biodiversity within such networks. This symptomatic need...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 491–510.
Published: 25 August 2020
...Bradley P. Smith; Robert G. Appleby; Neil R. Jordan Where wild carnivores such as the Australian dingo interact with and impact on livestock enterprises, lethal control and landscape-scale exclusion are commonly employed. However, interest in alternative non-lethal management approaches has...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
... posed by Australia’s ecological attributes and the size of its scientific community. Open source, inherently cooperative and flexible, Motus provides a unique opportunity to leverage individual research effort into a larger collaborative achievement, thereby expanding the scale and scope of individual...