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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 239–241.
Published: 07 February 2013
... be attributed to a number of causes. Predation is by far the most common cause of failure, but extreme weather events can also cause failure. During the 2009/2010 breeding season we recorded the highest temperature of the four seasons since beginning the study. This extreme temperature appeared to be associated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Koalas are prime candidates to study the impact of climate change because they are specialised folivores and lack any ready means of avoiding weather extremes. Koalas are widely but patchily distributed throughout eastern mainland Australia. Efforts to protect them from landscape-scale threats...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... challenges due to the harsh environmental conditions or extreme weather events that may be encountered. Such conditions are especially likely to occur in arid environments. Fieldwork issues can arise from vehicle breakdowns, wildfires and heavy rainfall events, all of which can delay or even cancel data...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 658–668.
Published: 01 December 2018
... these features at a local landscape scale. Long-term banding data also revealed negligible effects of weather extremes on survival and we suggest our high elevation study site represented a climate refuge that buffered bats from the effects of weather extremes. No single technique provides all the answers to bat...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 369–377.
Published: 14 October 2011
... weather events. At other sites, such as St Bees Island, in central Queensland, tree use was attributed to social dynamics as well as tree characteristics (Ellis et al. 2009). Our data indicate that to cope with extremes of temperature, koalas at Blair Athol use the non-food tree species for shelter...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 469–479.
Published: 01 September 2018
... (the Wambelong fire). Extreme weather conditions drove the fire across 390 km2 in a single day. A large rainfall event two weeks later led to flooding in some parts of the park (McInnes- Clark et al. 2013a, b; Miller et al. 2016). Besides the extensive terrestrial ecosystems associated with mountainous terrain...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 220–230.
Published: 11 November 2020
... between: (1) the severity of fires and logging history, (2) post-fire bird population recovery and long-term climate and short-term weather conditions, and (3) impacts on forest soils. The structure and landscape composition of the Mountain Ash ecosystem has been radically altered over the last century...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 280–295.
Published: 01 January 2018
... distribution modelling that take into account temporal patterns of movement driven by weather and productivity, we demonstrate how to map and predict the key sites for conservation action for nomadic species. We explore recent advancements in decision–support tools to incorporate species movements...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 204–215.
Published: 14 October 2011
... is usually reduced to a minimum of ~0-10°C, and torpor bouts may last for several days or weeks, but in all species periodic arousals with brief normothermic periods (hours) between bouts of torpor have been observed. The TMR during hibernation is extremely low and can be as little as 1 -5% of the BMR; daily...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 1–8.
Published: 04 October 2011
... more extreme weather events, new threats from feral animals and weed infestations along with more intense wildfires. The need for collaborative management across the landscape, working with other land managers to enhance system resilience and maintain ecological processes is also recognised. Managing...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the importance of lag times, or the cumulative impact of environmental conditions on animal abundances (but see Monger, Sala et al. 2015 for a review of legacy effects in drylands). This gap in knowledge impedes our ability to predict responses to disturbances such as extreme weather events, which are expected...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 205–213.
Published: 30 September 2020
...Richard A. Fuller; Micha V. Jackson; Tatsuya Amano; Chi-Yeung Choi; Robert S. Clemens; Birgita D. Hansen; Da-Li Lin; Rochelle Steven; Bradley K. Woodworth ABSTRACT Monitoring migratory species can be extremely challenging. For example, millions of migratory shorebirds migrate from breeding grounds...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 559–567.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-based research poses some unique challenges due to the harsh environmental conditions or extreme weather events that may be encountered, such as those likely to occur in arid environments. Fieldwork issues, they describe, can arise from vehicle breakdowns, wildfires and heavy rainfall, all of which can...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 16 October 2020
...Justine Philip ABSTRACT For thousands of years, the water-finding abilities of the Australian dingo ( Canis dingo ), has assisted human survival in one of the most extreme, arid environments on earth. In addition to their contribution to Traditional Aboriginal society as a guardian, living blanket...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 134–160.
Published: 17 March 2014
... point. The other study sites included: Windarra Bank, located 16 km east of Mooball; Wilsons Reef, located 2 km south-west of Julian Rocks; Lennox Head Moat located at the southern extreme of Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head and Belongil Creek, located two km west of Byron Bay township. A total of 530 fish...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 281–288.
Published: 01 June 2017
... the caption, Extreme weather events: research positions cut . The article opened with, Deep cuts to staff and funding by the NSW government have largely dismantled the state s ability to investigate and prepare for the effects of climate change such as more frequent extreme fire weather, a former senior...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 518–536.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of anthropogenic factors, including hunting for the fur trade, resulted in widespread population declines for the koala. In Victoria, the situation was extreme. Currently, many koala populations in Victoria are derived from only a few individuals which existed less than 120 years ago. These populations therefore...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 206–224.
Published: 05 June 2014
... 2014 Australian Zoologist volume 37 (2) Introduction Climate models predict increased mean annual temperatures, reduced rainfall, changed seasonal patterns of rainfall, and more extreme weather events for southern Australia over the 21st Century (PMSEIC Independent Working Group, 2007; Pittock 2009...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 467–479.
Published: 17 March 2014
... activity and species richness was also low in forests typical of the most extreme climate (Snow Gum/Black Sallee), however no differences were found between forests with other floristic associations. Structural complexity appeared more important. as it was related to greater activity levels and higher...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
... grasslands and six Mitchell and Chenopod grasslands only (Appendix 1). The weather for each survey was contrasting. In the October-November period, conditions were extremely hot and windy (35-42 degrees Celsius daily maximum) and in May it was cooler (28-31 degrees Celsius daily maximum), following 330 mm...