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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
... management or between years. These results suggest that management of dingoes is a key determinant of fox activity and the activity of some prey under varying levels of productivity. Evidence from this research showed that while the strength of trophic regulation by dingoes may fluctuate, top down effects...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 515–528.
Published: 01 June 2020
... collected and photographed oral ejecta pellets under trees with high flying-fox activity, some containing evidence of multiple masticated insects. Further genetic analysis proved that these pellets came from Grey-headed Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus . We propose that flying-foxes use an array...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 480–481.
Published: 17 March 2014
... trees or caves) occur. The climatic constraints and hence the far northern distributional limit for this species are unknown. The record at White Mountains is evidence that N. gouldi may roost in caves. Though not observed directly within the cave (the nature and shape of the cave entrance was too...
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
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...
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 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Five claims about Eastern Grey Kangaroos Macropus giganteus , or their management, are tested with evidence. Most of the evidence is drawn from three populations of M. giganteus located on reserved land in or near the ACT, which have the highest measured densities of any kangaroo populations...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.013
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... increases in abundance and size of exploited species such as Snapper Pagrus auratus , Spiny Lobster Jasus edwardsii and Blue Cod Parapercis colias in marine reserves. Significant increases have been rapid, occurring within one year in the case of snapper, but only evident where full no-take protection...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... and appear frequently in some jurisdictions but are not regularly discussed in scientific circles. Evidence from the US suggests that even the threat of such litigation can stifle public comment and change scientific monitoring and reporting practices. Cases identified as SLAPPs mostly fail in court...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.034
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
..., nor discriminated sufficiently from their Northern Hemisphere counterparts. Cosmopolitan species were predominately recognized but recent studies have demonstrated that some of these taxa in Australia are morphologically distinct from the nominate (Northern Hemisphere) species. It is now evident...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.018
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Evidence is presented that the Australian herpetological fauna almost certainly consists of numerous cryptic species complexes. It is argued that the sorting out of these complexes into biological species is a high priority for herpetological research in Australia. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... is also discussed. Archaeological evidence is used to complement the early historical records in order to establish their distribution and to trace back in time the manufacture and use of shell fish-hooks in New South Wales to almost 1000 years ago. Theories about their place/s of origin and the impacts...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.094
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... While it is undeniable that both feral cats and owned domestic cats prey on native wildlife, evidence that this is a threat to the viability of wildlife populations is contentious, particularly in the suburbs. Where uncertainty is great or the risks are high, the precautionary principle...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.030
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... of the Scientific Committee in the assessment and listing process. We then chronicle the steps taken in the listing of the Grey-headed Flying-fox, and briefly review the evidence on which listing was based. This evidence included data on the overall decline in numbers of the Grey-headed Flying-fox in New South...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... in abundance of birds in exotic sites. While there is not enough evidence to generate broad patterns in relation to species richness of mammals in exotic sites, abundances of individual mammal species demonstrated idiosyncratic responses (either increases, decreases, or no changes) to the incursion of exotic...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.048
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... with the period during which the crocodiles entered aestivation (late August to early September) , and there was no evidence that the crocodiles at the aestivation site nested. Apart from this disadvantage, there was no evidence that aestivation was detrimental. Growth rates and body condition of aestivating...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.090
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The Large Bent-wing Bat Miniopterus schreibersii has often been perceived as a native species thriving in our rapidly expanding urban landscape. We used a number of historical and current data sets to assess whether this perception is supported by direct evidence. Investigation of museum...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.029
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... of wildlife in Australia’s south-east forests, solutions to management problem s rely as much upon commitments to particular sets of social interests as scientifically-produced data and evidence. ...
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
... used to assess the effect of small scale changes in grazing and rainfall on the vegetation and ant fauna. Fencing significantly influenced the vegetation and although there was no effect on ant abundance, there was evidence that the generic composition was affected. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... on preventing or even mitigating the effects of human-induced climate change. As a consequence, the changes needed in society are now too great to expect action in time to avoid catastrophic climate change and species extinction. It is evident that humans are not clever enough to prevent the collapse of global...