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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 390–394.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Peter B. Banks; Dieter F. Hochuli ABSTRACT Preventing extinction is the central driver of almost all conservation action. Conservation biologists are sensitive about extinction because it is final and irreversible. The concept of de-extinction however threatens the finality of extinction to offer...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 375–378.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Thom van Dooren; Deborah Bird Rose ABSTRACT This paper takes a critical perspective on the emerging prospect of ‘de-extinction’ as a response to the current period of massive biodiversity loss. Drawing on our own humanities and social sciences research into the complex cultural contexts in which...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 1–14.
Published: 02 June 2014
...Peter Green Two endemic rat species, Rattus macleari and R. nativitatis , went extinct on Christmas Island more than a century ago, contributing to an unenviable record of mammal extinctions in Australia. This paper provides the historical context for the extinctions, and shows they were...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 75–92.
Published: 07 September 2012
...Robert Paddle While anecdotal accounts exist in the literature of epidemic disease as a significant factor in recent mammalian extinctions, harder data has not previously been presented. The statistics from the deliberate killing of thylacines as a pest species support contemporary records...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.048
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... and managers to publicise some of the pressing conservation issues facing bats. No story exemplifies these more than the recent extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle Pipistrellus murrayi . In his reflective book on forest pattern and ecological process, ecologist David Lindenmayer emphasised...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 39–42.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Proc. Roy. Soc. Vic. 79: 371-91. Mammals of the Blandowski Expedition to northwestern Victoria, 1856-57 Proc. Roy. Soc. Vic. 79 371 91 A discussion of the large extinct rodents of Mootwingee National Park, western New South Wales Murray Ellis Royal Zoological Society, Mammal Section, P.O...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (2): 396–402.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Pleistocene, construction by now-extinct ground-nesting or burrowing fauna is proposed. Fossil features of mulga Acacia aneura landscapes: possible imprinting by extinct Pleistocene fauna James C. Noble' 'CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology, G.P.O. Box 284, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601 ABSTRACT...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
... provide a direct measure of risks of population extinction. Australian turtles face major threats of mortality from invasive species, vehicles, disease and declining water quality. Even Australia's most abundant and widespread species has declined by up to 91% in some populations. Here I use population...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.083
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... was highly sensitive to increases in adult mortality. Under the basic model, with a 30% chance of fox arrival each year and the carrying capacity of the headland at 120 bandicoots, the population had a 10% chance of going extinct within 20 years due to chance events. When adult mortality was increased to 11...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 12 July 2021
... of avifauna in the Tapitallee area between 1926–40 and 1985–2020. During that time there have been changes in the distribution and abundance of many birds. Fourteen species have become locally extinct while 28 have colonised/recolonised the area. Combining Aubrey’s and our data a total of 194 species of bird...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 48–56.
Published: 17 March 2014
... ) appear to have become recently extinct, other two may be facing imminent extinction ( Taudactylus eungellensis , Taudactylus rheophilus ) while a number of other species (including Litoria castanea , Litoria nyakalensis and Rheobatrachtus vittelinus ) appear likely to become extinct in the near future...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.038
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... metapopulation), had an unacceptably high probability of glider extinction after 100 years. When catastrophes such as wildlfire of modest frequency (1 in 20 years) were included, the probability of extinction increased. It appears that large nearby remnants must be functionally linked to the metapopulation...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 319–333.
Published: 14 October 2011
... in this region, with over 80% of all historic populations having gone extinct, and many of the extant populations being reduced to low numbers. The present study involved surveys of the Green and Golden Bell Frog locations that were known in 1995, surveys of new locations or potential areas for new locations...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
... transformed the Australian environment. I argue that the marginalisation and local extinction of numerous native species, can be traced directly back to this industrial catalyst. However, toxicology has taken on a new fight in the 21 st century, with poisoned baits reassigned towards the restoration of native...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 210–224.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of mammal species from this region (43 recorded species), with 11 considered extinct and 12 species known from the region, but not recorded during the survey. Of the species detected during the survey, 10 can be considered as common or widespread, while 12 species can be considered rare or under-recorded...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 11–27.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Harry Recher A consequence of the European colonization of Australia has been a significant ioss of biodiversity: one in four mammal species is either extinct or threatened. In contrast, only one species of bird has been lost from the Australian continent and there is less concern for the survival...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 158–165.
Published: 17 March 2014
...C. R. Dickman A total of 131 non-marine species of native mammals, including the Dingo Canis familiaris dingo, has been recorded in New South Wales since the early days of European settlement in 1788. Twenty-nine of these species are now extinct in the State; 21 species remain extant beyond...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.059
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... or likely to become extinct”, and one is listed as “presumed extinct” (CALM 1998). A further five taxa are listed as “protected fauna” under the provisions of a close season notice (CALM 1994) which restricts collecting, except under licence. This paper reviews some of the procedures that are followed when...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
...) reflects how much has been achieved in the last 50 years, and e) considers what must be done to stop an ever–increasing list of our fauna becoming extinct, including identifying the crucial role of scientific study in this endeavour. The evolving debate of what burden protected areas should carry...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 281–288.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and the water and everything on it or in it. Acknowledging the conservation problem in principle, and doing many valuable things to recover species near extinction, is so attractive that we can be mesmerised into considering that the problem of the extinction process is being dealt with. In essence, the danger...