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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.054
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... Listing decisions are a form of risk assessment supported largely by expert judgement. Expert judgements of rare events in novel circumstances are error prone. Experts are susceptible to social influences and their views are shaped by context, framing, and personal values. Expert judgment...
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 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.046
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... report was Australia: State of the Environment 1996 and the next major assessment is scheduled for 2001. Environment Australia is developing environmental indicators for future SoE reports and indicator bulletins. Technical and scientific expert s were commissioned to recommend key indicators...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 3–16.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., including observed empirical data and proxies, and include default decisions to be applied in the absence of adequate information. This decision structure is set within a peer-reviewed expert jury decision-making process. The criteria, decision process and decision outcomes from assessment of a number...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 422–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (e.g. iSTEM) curricula which are connecting traditionally separated department in schools and in scientists valuing science education and educators as experts. The deficit and decline narrative will continue to be a “dangerous solution” at a time in world history where...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/ZIC.1992
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 209–221.
Published: 10 October 2011
... of regional ecosystems and expert decision rules. Modern records of C. nanus (collected between 1936 and 2002) are confined to the far south-east of the State, from or adjacent to Lamington and Mt Barney National Parks. Only 13 modern records exist and all but one are from or above 750 m elevation. Attention...
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
... or embarrassment discourages many ecologists from testifying as experts. This reluctance to appear in court is based not only on the personal experience of ecologists, but is also a result of the way scientists are trained in Australian universities. In particular, the lack of appropriate training...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.018
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
.... The CRA process culminated in the identification of areas to comprise a Comprehensive, Adequate and Representative system of reserves. Workshops with fauna experts were conducted to select habitat areas for reservation that aimed to conserve viable populations of priority species. Herpetofauna in two...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.066
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... in expert opinion. The final 1992 list included 236 threatened vertebrate species, or 26% of the fauna of NSW. Threatened species have since been elevated by instruments of government and land-use decisions to such a degree that other species are apparently no longer of interest. Thus 74% of our vertebrate...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.028
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... a range of experts and the public. Grey-headed Flying-foxes migrate hundreds of kilometres between successive areas of nectar flow, and the numbers present in a local area fluctuate widely between seasons and between years. Intensive episodes of crop damage or conflict at roosts occur intermittently...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.001
..., it is not surprising that the court is better suited to the barrister’s style. For a zoologist, the lawyers’ day-to-day words, such as “affidavit”, “cross-examination”, “litigation” and “expert witness”, can be intimidating but, like all disciplines, the language of law can be learnt. However, words like “significant...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 289–307.
Published: 01 June 2017
... edition of Australian Zoologist - Dangerous Ideas in Zoology and State governments, along with their commentary from experts in NSW fauna, reveal how little the idea of biodiversity conservation is understood and therefore how far we are from achieving it. The rise of threatened species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (3-4): 65.
Published: 17 March 2014
... opinion of scientists in court I cannot help but be offended by Mr Robertson's view that when scientists appear as experts in court, they are prostituting themselves. One must then ask What does that make laywers? Whether he used the term "prostituting" in a figurative or literal sense is quite peripheral...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 186–193.
Published: 30 September 2020
...; Taylor 2020). During summers, bushfires combined with ongoing drought conditions and heatwaves have an immediate impact on wildlife through the onset of injuries and deaths (e.g. Russell et al. 2003; Wallis 2013). During the 2019-20 summer, expert opinion from the University of Sydney (2020) estimated...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 449–461.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in 2017 to develop the necessary infrastructure, community image capture and management processes, and image analysis techniques (Harley et al Two CoastSnap stations were installed Description Project cost breakdown Income revenue generated by project Cost estimate expert surveys Project Pre-planning...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 16–19.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and explore every avenue advocated by experts does not necessarily invalidate it or require a finding that it does not sub- stantially comply with the statute and the regulations. In matters of scientific assess- ment it must be doubtful whether an environ- mental impact statement, as a matter of practical...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 10–15.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... The first level will involve both extensive fact-finding and also the getting of much expert opinion on matters that involve not so much the estab- lishment of facts as the making of informed assessments, whether scientific, sociological or economic. By those processes conclusions can be arrived at o n each...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 331–340.
Published: 14 October 2011
... assured supportive material for it to do this. Part of the process was that, wherever possible, the officer who prepared a paper would present it to the Committee. The adoption by the Committee of the standard blind peer review process for nominations; International and national experts, jurisdictions...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 289–290.
Published: 04 December 2020
... in koala habitat on the old highway at the southern end of Coffs Harbour, NSW, in 2013. Person on right is ranger Martin Smith, local koala expert. Photo by Dan Lunney. 290 AuZstoraolilaongist volume 41 (2) 2021 ...