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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 3–25.
Published: 17 March 2014
... persist once the process starts. It is strongly argued that the key to understanding ecosystems and the biology and ecology of species is research: only when we understand how they operate, and their needs, can we minimize the impact and predict the impact of changes. An extensive segment of the article...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 477–487.
Published: 01 June 2017
... than the least valuable outcome in terms of market value of goods and services produced. Balmford et al. (2002) echoes this idea: Our examples show that even when only a few ecosystem services are considered, their loss upon conversion typically outweighs any gains in marketed benefits. Tallis...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 681–684.
Published: 20 October 2011
... to reduce abundance and diversity of mycorrhizal fungi, as well as decrease colonisation of plant roots by fungal associates (Gehring et al. 2002). By default, the loss of vertebrate fungal spore dispersers may have serious consequences for community and ecosystem productivity, structure and function...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 194–206.
Published: 01 January 2018
... habitats in supporting these diverse assemblages of invertebrates. * Corresponding author: Victoria J. Cole v.cole@westernsydney.edu.au © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2017 Diversity Ecosystem engineer Habitat loss Polychaetes Marine Parks Rocky shore 194 2017...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
... landscape wide ecosystem function is fundamental for sustainable productivity, for both natural and human production. Large-scale anthropogenic landscape modification has rarely been evaluated as a threatening process but it is known to be a critical element in the loss of species diversity, landscape...
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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...
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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 (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
...Renee L. Brawata ABSTRACT The removal of apex carnivores from ecosystems can impact the abundance and diversity of species in lower trophic levels. In arid ecosystems, where “bottom up” forces of primary productivity and resource availability strongly affect trophic interactions, the role of “top...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... for damage inflicted by mice. However, it is known that wheat crops can compensate for damage early in the growth of the crop, but not in later growth stages. We need to know the relationship between the density of mouse populations and loss of yield at key phases of crop growth so that management targets...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.012
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Coral reef ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to global climate change, owing to extreme environmental sensitivities and consequent bleaching of reef-building scleractinian corals. Severe coral bleaching often kills scleractinian coral, leading to longer-term declines in habitat...
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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 (2004) 32 (4): 605–628.
Published: 01 December 2004
... extinct on mainland Australia ( Bettongia lesueur , Lagostrophus fasciatus , and Perameles bougainville ) or are now extinct ( Onchogalea lunata ) and the region shows one of the highest losses of mammals within Australia. Shortridge's collections emphasise that the loss of mammals in Western Australia...
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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 (2014) 37 (2): 256–262.
Published: 05 June 2014
... (formerly Parathelphusidae) that occupy inland creek systems are also present in small coastal areas. In coastal regions, habitat loss in response to urbanisation and transformation of natural water channels to concrete drainage lines is a major threat to coastal crab populations. We provide data showing...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 3–41.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of native birds and mammals. Data on frogs and reptiles are limited, but some reptiles have declined in abundance in association with the loss of habitats. Not all native species have been adversely affected by European settlement and a number of birds have increased in abundance and extended their range...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 436–445.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of ecosystems by invasive pests threaten local traditional knowledge. For example, the recent spread of the introduced cane toad ( Bufo marinus ) into Yolngu land is expected to have some impact on native species of frog and the broader-ecosystem which they inhabit, but also cultural effects, including loss...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.018
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... This paper examines the widespread phenomenon of grumpiness among Australia's ecologists and members of related disciplines. It argues that their disillusionment is a result of consistent first-hand experience of irretrievable, but preventable, losses of species and ecosystems. It also contends...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., is that although we are learning fast, the loss of species, landscapes and ecosystems is happening even faster. From the First World Parks Congress in 1962 to today, the interpretation of the value of the national parks for fauna conservation remains contested, but the weight of historical and scientific opinion...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 25 August 2020
... for Invasive Species Solutions 2016). Importantly, expenditure on lethal control is not always commensurate with losses of livestock. For example, during 2016 2017 across all 16 Wild Dog Management Zones in the state of Victoria, there were a reported 288 wild dog/dingo attacks resulting in livestock that were...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Aaron C. Greenville; Vuong Nguyen; Glenda M. Wardle; Chris R. Dickman ABSTRACT Long-term field-based monitoring is essential to develop a deep understanding of how ecosystems function and to identify species at risk of decline. However, conducting long-term field-based research poses some unique...