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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...
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
... of separate community groups across the country, most of which have neither the research and investigation skills to undertake the work in a manner that can assess whether their efforts on local environmental issues have been successful, nor the infrastructure to extrapolate general conclusions from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.016
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... sciences are currently practised, to deeply held concerns about the longer term viability of the biosphere. Progress, or the lack of it, in addressing major environmental issues over the last half-century is discussed. It will be necessary to balance pessimistic messages with positive news about successes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.021
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
.... This paper examines how thinkers in these fields have engaged with the idea of an ecological conscience. It also examines media coverage of environmental issues in early 2013, and shows that although media stories are valuable in publicising issues which may otherwise receive little attention, these stories...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.048
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Water and its management has become one of the key environmental issues in Australia. Many of our arid zone rivers, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin are severely affected by overextraction, impacting on floodplains and their biodiversity. The interaction between policy and science...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.001
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... industry and the environment in the Western Division. In 1991 the Ecologically Sustainable working Group of the Commonwealth Government tabled its final report on Agriculture, drew attention to the major environmental issues and urged taking a longterm ecological view of land management. In 1992–93, CALM...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.003
... in the humanities, economics and the law is poor preparation for understanding and communicating with the rest of the community. Courts that deal with environmental issues require ecological data and the interpretation of those data by ecologists. If the courts want the best ecological expertise, they need...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... the highest possible level of protection. Implementation of these changes will cut unproductive ‘red tape’ and enable quicker and more strategic action to be taken on emerging environmental issues. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.071
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The Environmental Management degree at the University of Ballarat prepares graduates for employment in environmental and natural resource management. The invertebrate fauna is included within the course structure in several units and in all three years of the course. With this approach students...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 216–228.
Published: 14 October 2011
.... The sampling design and data sharing arrangements are structured so that PPBio sites serve as hubs for research, building long-term datasets that integrate studies within and among sites, providing the information necessary to understand and respond to complex and dynamic environmental issues...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.006
... The emergence of environmental legislation has led to an increasing demand for scientific evidence. However, critical technical issues are often dealt with by judicial interpretation of the law rather than rigorous analysis of data. Scientists are expected to present their opinions in legal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... The experiences and observations of a zoo and wildlife veterinarian over the last 30 years highlight the changes that have occurred in human/wildlife interactions and the progress that still has to be made. In Australia the issue of native animals as pets is raised from time to time among...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.018
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Computers are increasingly being employed to extend data from surveys of forest fauna across unsurveyed areas, using models relating species occurrence or population density to mapped environmental attributes. This chapter examines current issues and problems associated with this methodology...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.007
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... the 2001-2002 water sharing planning process in NSW under the Water Management Act 2000 are compared, with a particular focus on the issues affecting water use. New approaches are outlined for the communication of scientific information to community-based decision-shapers. These include the tailoring...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... increase our understanding. It may also overlook issues of respect and care for the animals who share in our research. Finally, in an era of environmental change, bats may yet provide valuable early-warning systems. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.058
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Many conservation and policy issues relating to invertebrates and biodiversity conservation focus on state lands, particularly Nature Reserves and National Parks. However, the main threats to biodiversity occur on private land. This paper principally deals with how the Threatened Species...
Book Chapter
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...
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 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.041
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... with adequate space and cover, food, water, and other appropriate environmental conditions such as light and temperature. Their attributes include adaptive capacity to captivity, small size, ease of capture and abundance. Also addressed are animal welfare issues of captive housing and use of native species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.008
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... of the Adaptable Bat has dominated the agenda of biological assessments of the management, threat status and general biology of Australian bats for nearly 20 years. Perhaps the most significant lesson from the Adaptable Bat syndrome is that, like many issues in environmental management, the conservation...