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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...
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
... Mygalomorph spiders have radiated within Australia in response to geoclimatic changes. Relicts are arbitrarily aged in relation to the geological history of the sites in which they occur and their affinity wit h microhabitats, which are postulated as mimicking lost Mesozoic and early Tertiary...
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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.2012.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Climate change is an extremely important issue, and even if action to address it occurs now, environmental changes already in train have the potential to have considerable impacts on biodiversity. If action is delayed the inevitable impacts will be greater. However, while our politicians...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 190–202.
Published: 10 October 2011
... of the climate-related environmental changes and their ecological consequences for sandy beaches are explored in this paper, some management issues discussed and research proposed. Temperature-related changes include the likelihood that the geographical ranges of some species will change, some cool-adapted...
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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.2012.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... climate. The beginning of the modern era of climate change thinking in Australian is vivid in the book Greenhouse: planning for climate change (Pearman 1988). Clive Hamilton (2001), in Running from the storm , stated that climate change is perhaps the most serious environmental threat facing humanity...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.021
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Climate change will exacerbate the suite of existing threats to biodiversity posed by human activity. While climate change considerations are currently incorporated into aspects of coastal land use planning in New South Wales, little effort has been made to include climate change considerations...
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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.2012.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Three aspects of the biology of anurans indicate that climate change could have a significant impact on these vertebrates: a) they are ectotherms and ambient temperatures can strongly influence their activity, b) a permeable skin requires them to have regular access to sources of moisture, and c...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Anthropogenic global warming is expected to cause major changes in the phenology of tropical rainforests in the short term and cause significant structural changes in the long term that will result in local species losses and possibly extinctions. Monitoring these changes is labour intensive...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/9780980327250
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 431.
Published: 14 October 2011
... Climate change is the most urgent environmental, economic and social issue facing Australia and the world. The concentration of anthropogenic greenhouse gases has grown rapidly in recent decades, and is expected to continue well into the 21st century, increasing the risk of dangerous climate change...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 76–84.
Published: 02 June 2014
..., warranting a reassessment of its conservation status. Fine-scale mapping of the entire known habitat of the species enabled a detailed assessment to be conducted that was commensurate with the small size of the butterfly and the fine-grained environmental data available. We evaluate the status of O...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 582–589.
Published: 01 September 2017
... or sampling effort), documenting range extensions is imperative in a region of rapid environmental change (Nimbs and Smith 2016; Nimbs et al. 2016; 2015). Observations in Merimbula Lake are unlikely to be an artefact of effort. The relative size and distinctness of S. geographica, here found in a readily...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 369–377.
Published: 14 October 2011
... over time that will be most likely to survive the serious environmental changes we may face under current climate change predictions. Acknowledgments This research was supported by Rio Tinto Coal Australia and the Koala Study Program at the University of Queensland. Queensland Department of Environment...
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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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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
... changes, owing to human influences, are lowering frog numbers and species diversity. Other factors involved include heavy metals, pesticides, salinity, temperature, disease, competition from introduced species and human collection. The complex interactions and synergistic effects of these factors on frogs...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
... records, while changes over the past 30 years were mapped at a finer spatial resolution from aerial photography and satellite imagery. Periods of high economic growth and to lesser extents depression are linked to increased vegetation clearing. Fifty per cent of P. cinereus habitat has been lost since...
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
... adjustments in their own timing. To do this they probably monitor a suite of environmental conditions. It has been proposed that if a signal changed in isolation from other factors it would be ignored. For example, it is important that a nomadic species be not directly responsive to photoperiod since...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 184–189.
Published: 10 October 2011
...) or equivalent; governed by the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) in New South Wales, the Department of Environment and Heritage in South Australia, the Department of Environment and Conservation in Western Australia and the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service as part of the Environmental...