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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 681–684.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Tani Cooper; Karl Vernes The larger bodied skink of the genera Tikiqua (blue -tounged and shingle-back lizards) and Egernia may be contributing to the maintainance of ecosystem health by dispersing fungle spores that form symbiotic relationships with most terrestrial plant species. We observed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.010
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... which are effective surrogates for the entire invertebrate fauna. Such ‘predictor sets’ are proving to be robust tools and have great potential for the monitoring of ecosystem health. The continued involvement of invertebrates in conservation management and monitoring is dependent on the maintenance...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 83–89.
Published: 01 January 2016
... data. Aquatic organisms, including fish, serve as valuable bio-indicators of ecosystem health (Whitfield and Ellis 2002; Pusey et al. 2007; Jia and Chen 2013). Specifically, fish body condition indices and histological biomarkers (Thilakaratne et al. 2007; Liebel et al. 2013) have been used to monitor...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 757–769.
Published: 20 October 2011
..., rock scrambling and/ or swimming through the canyon streams. The sport's popularity is reported to have increased substantially over time, causing concern for the sustainability of these fragile ecosystems. To investigate visitor impacts, benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages and water quality were...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 369–376.
Published: 17 March 2014
... also indicates that humans and other mammals will be protected by existing rabies vaccines. The discovery of Lyssavirus in Australian bats has highlighted the need for professional and community groups involved with wild animals to work together to decrease the risks to human health and to lessen...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 505–517.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Micaela Jemison ABSTRACT The media plays a key role in shaping public definition of a human-wildlife disease conflict and the acceptance of nominated solutions. While the One Health approach has brought together science and health disciplines to manage emerging infectious diseases (EIDs...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 190–202.
Published: 10 October 2011
... protection as part of ecologically sustainable development (ESD). Moreover, the management of beaches and linked adjacent ecosystems is becoming increasingly important because of their vulnerability to burgeoning human pressures including climate change. Although there are large uncertainties involved, some...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.006
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... We propose here that understanding the history of lineages and ecosystems is a prerequisite to developing effective conservation programmes. Short-term perturbations (i.e., those documented within the last two centuries) may alert us to short-term problems but comprehension of long-term trends...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 16 October 2020
... (Garibaldi & Turner, 2004). The marginalization of cultural and ecological keystones resulted in the degradation of ecosystems, the loss of traditions and cultural diversity. Their loss led to changes in the health and resilience of the complex social and ecological matrix (Balme & O Connor, 2016; Johnson et...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 37–77.
Published: 07 October 2011
... grazing (Morgan 2001). The relative landscape health and biodiversity status for each subregion of Australia s bioregions were also assessed by Morgan, using indicators such as land use, extent and continuity of native vegetation, soil and hydrology features, existence of threatened ecosystems...
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
... is sketchy, conservation of forest invertebrates depends on maintaining overall forest integrity. Establishing biotic integrity indices that reflect essential ecosystem functioning, such as soil detritivore activity, may provide a useful tool for monitoring forest health. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 755–768.
Published: 01 December 2018
... over space and time are used to investigate the function and persistence of ecosystems, and how societal actions affect ecosystem attributes. Long-term monitoring is particularly important as it yields insights that are not possible from short-term investigations (e.g. those that span only a few...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and diverse stakeholder views, urban greenspaces are ongoing targets for potential development. Conserving urban biodiversity (Dearborn and Kark 2010) benefits people, providing ecosystem services (Luederitz et al. 2015) and improving physical and mental health (Fuller et al. 2007, Carrus et al. 2015). Indeed...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
.... A Field Guide for SE Australia Boulton, A. J. 2000. River Ecosystem Health Down Under: Assessing Ecological Condition in Riverine Groundwater Zones in Australia. Ecosystem Health 6:108-118. River Ecosystem Health Down Under: Assessing Ecological Condition in Riverine Groundwater Zones...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.009
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... to prevent overcutting continuing in the remaining production forests. Too few data exist on the health or condition of forest ecosystems before logging to document subtle impacts. However, overcutting has interacted with broad-scale threatening processes in their impacts on forest fauna. These changes...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 288–293.
Published: 14 April 2015
... assumptions of host-specificity have contributed to the extrapolation of studies in one ecosystem, yet no study has sampled the full range of hosts of I. holocyclus to understand the relative role of each species across the entire range of I. holocyclus in relation to health threats. Bandicoots are one...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 398–409.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of natural resources, patterns of use and community assets Eldridge, D. J. and Koen, T. B. 2003. Detecting environmental change in eastern Australia: rangeland health in the semi-arid woodlands. The Science of The Total Environment 310(1-3): 211-219. Detecting environmental change in eastern...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.046
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... for conservation and improve biological stability in unstable Australian ecosystems. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 11 August 2020
... are particularly useful when studying free-ranging populations is difficult, and/or when controlled conditions are required. Yet, despite the significant role that they play in supporting research and conservation of species and ecosystems, they are rarely recognised in the scientific literature. Here we present...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
... wildlife and conservation solutions. A sample of 312 residents participated in an online questionnaire. An ‘ecoscientistic’ attitude was the most commonly held attitude, highlighting that wildlife are appreciated for the role they play within our ecosystem. There was a significant association between age...