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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 641–651.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Emily F. McColl-Gausden; Andrew R. Weeks; Reid Tingley ABSTRACT Environmental DNA, or eDNA—DNA shed from organisms and extracted from environmental samples—is an emerging survey technique that has the potential to transform biodiversity monitoring in freshwater ecosystems. We provide a brief...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 76–80.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Heather Goodall ABSTRACT This paper argues that it was environmental knowledge, which Aboriginal people held and traded, that formed the basis of the slender chances they had for survival in the changed circumstances of British settlement in Sydney. The case study is centred on the life and work...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 19–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to sustain our environmental values. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that they have a positive duty to contribute. As Professor Harry Rechefis) recently said: "Courts that deal with environmental issues require ecological data and they require the interpretation of those data by ecologists." REFERENCES...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 10–15.
Published: 17 March 2014
... years constitute the "later" history of our to the Zoo (plus a number of free passes); Society. I hope to have the opportunity to and it was agreed that the Zoo would provide sketch this at some future gathering. Environmental Dispute Resolution Ninian Stephen 4 Treasury Place, Melbourne, Victoria 3002...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 16–19.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Paul Stein FAIRWEATHER, P., 1992. Problems in, and suggestions for improving the use of science in environmental impact assessment. Australian Biologist 5(2): 112. Problems in, and suggestions for improving the use of science in environmental impact assessment Australian Biologist...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (2): 29–66.
Published: 17 March 2014
... is provided. Faunal and environmental changes over the last 25 000 000 years in the Riversleigh region are identified and changes in Australia's rain forest mammal communities over the same period are discussed. Evidence for the origin of Australia's modern mammal groups from ancestors now known to have lived...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 217–223.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Peter Fairweather Scrutiny of Environmental impact Statements (EIS) as scientific documents is still in its infancy in Australia, yet we already have litany of complaints about their quality. My examination of I31 EISs covering a range of projects, habitats and legislatures revealed that few...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 265–275.
Published: 14 October 2011
... among insular Komodo dragon populations covaries with large prey density Oikos 112 422 429 Klomp, N. I. and Bull, C. M. 1987. Responses to environmental cues by unfed larvae of the Australian reptile ticks Aponomma hydrosauri and Amblyomma limbatum. Journal of Parasitolology 73: 462-466...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.045
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... restricted to being used in small water bodies. Low numbers and variability of both captures and observations of the species in the wild are common limitations to the statistical adequacy of a monitoring program for the platypus. These constraints must be raised in the environmental impact assessment process...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... plant productivity; animals then do not have to rely on proximate factors to predict conditions nine months in advance. External influences that re-align reproduction to match a phase-shift in environmental conditions have to either adjust the period of the biological clock, or else induce a phase-shift...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.028
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... as a baseline for future long term monitoring. Seasonal trends, environmental effects and disturbances on haul-out numbers were investigated for seals at this site. The haul-out site was occupied by both Australian A. pusillus doriferus , and New Zealand A. forsteri , fur seals, with A. pusillus doriferus...
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
... 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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... to the notion of ecologically sustainable forest management (ESFM), which lies at the core of the Regional Forest Agreements. These fundamental ecological issues, which were not identified in the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a recent proposal to log native forests to produce charcoal in southern New...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.026
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... The environment is the loser in the distribution of the massive funds of the Commonwealth government's Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) that are targeted at non-scientific groups that claim to know both our environmental problems and their solutions. The beneficiaries of the NHT are hundreds...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.017
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Ant communities have been shown to alter in association with large scale environmental changes but few studies have investigated the response of ants to small scale changes. An experiment was conducted in sixteen 5 × 5 m plots in semi-arid South Australia. Watering and fencing treatments were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.039
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998c.011
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.031
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... have yet to be fully elucidated. However, since frogs are sensitive to environmental influences at all stages of their life cycle, population studies would provide base line data to identify, at an early stage, the impact of human influence. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.057
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.005
... The admissibility of evidence by expert witnesses and the role of expert evidence in environmental litigation before the New South Wales Land and Environment Court is examined. In particular, the role of expert evidence in merit appeals and civil enforcement is discussed. Guidelines...