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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Alan York; Tom Lewis ABSTRACT Fire is a common feature of Australian forests and prescribed burning is a routine management strategy, often utilised to mitigate the effects of wildfire. However, the impacts of fire on terrestrial invertebrates are poorly understood. Here we provide an overview...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 469–479.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Tsuyoshi Kobayashi; Timothy J. Ralph; Jamie Lobb; Jan Miller; Gunther Theischinger; Simon J. Hunter; Stephen J. Jacobs ABSTRACT Fires are a common occurrence in Australian terrestrial ecosystems. A large fire occurred in January 2013 within and adjacent to the Warrumbungle National Park, near...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 485–491.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Gerry Swan; Steve Wilson A fire through hummock grassland in Western Queensland adjacent to a gas pipeline trench resulted in a 650% increase in the number of animals that were recovered from the trench in the seven days following the fire compared to the seven days prior. Those lizard species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Solenopsis invita Buren (the red imported fire ant) was officially identified in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in early 2001 and soon after a national fire ant eradication program (funded by the Australian, State and Territory governments) to remove fire ants from Australia was approved...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.025
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... community structure was studied at three locations subjected to different long-term burning frequencies (fire protected, low intensity spring burns at 2-3 year intervals and annual low intensity spring burns). Within the annually burned area, the effects of fire and grazing exclusion for a three-year period...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.037
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
.... This local decline and recovery occurred against a background of pastoralism from the 1960s to the 1980s, patch fires in the early 1980s and an increase in the abundance of introduced foxes Vulpes vulpes from the 1970s onwards. There are three main hypotheses concerning the decline and recovery...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.860
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... community structure was studied at three locations subjected to different long-term burning frequencies (fire protected, low intensity spring burns at 2–3 year intervals and annual low intensity spring burns). Within the annually burned area, the effects of fire and grazing exclusion for a three-year period...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.015
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Epigaeic (active above the ground) arthropods were collected in late summer from 27 Buttongrass moorland sites of different ages. The sites formed a chronosequence ranging from one month to 64 years since the last fire and were located in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Sampling...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.936
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... In the past two decades the ecological relationships among mycophagous (fungus-feeding) mammals and their fungal food resources have been variously investigated. An unresolved issue stemming from this research is the importance of fire in creating and enhancing fungal supply for animals...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 220–230.
Published: 11 November 2020
...David Lindenmayer; David Blair; Lachlan McBurney; Sam Banks; Elle Bowd ABSTRACT The catastrophic 2009 wildfires in the Mountain Ash ( Eucalyptus regnans ) forests of the Central Highlands of Victoria provided an opportunity to gain new insights into the responses to fire by various elements...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 12 July 2021
... and is implicated in the local extinction of the Bush Stone Curlew Burhinus grallarius. Wildfire in January 2020 burnt a relatively small portion of the Tapitallee area but these fires burnt an extensive area of southern NSW and Victoria. These fires were likely to be responsible for the decline in the numbers...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 165–172.
Published: 10 October 2011
... 2002 to 2006 and a wild fire in January 2002 burnt 12 of the study sites. The number of frogs detected after the fire declined from 100 to 46. Subsequent surveys found that the population recovered but not to pre-fire densities. Breeding was evident during each survey by the presence of amplecting...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.041
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... of European settlement, focusing on densities of hollow trees; 3) the impact of fire and climate change on loss of tree hollows; and 4) the implications of recent ecological research on perceptions of the vulnerability of hollow-using bats. We argue the need for an urgent re-evaluation of these issues...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... that are a mere pinprick on this landscape, which constitutes 70% of the area of Australia. Scale, both spatial and temporal, is a critical issue underlying our understanding of this landscape. In this paper, three key elements affecting the biodiversity and ecology of this landscape are discussed: climate, fire...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 67–73.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in sites where fire had passed a year prior to the trap nests been set. Electrophoretic assay of the females in co-founded nests showed that relatedness between co-founders is not significantly different from zero, although the sample size was small. It was established that emus Dromaius novaehollandiae...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 449–466.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Glider Petaurus norfoicensis , was tapped during supplementary searches. Elevation (climate) and best type were the major factors accounting for the distribution of this fauna. Minor environmental gradients included geology, the density of hollow-bearing trees, topography, logging intensity and fire...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.026
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... in woodlands. Dry rainforests may also provide a refuge from fire, and resources immediately after fire when woodlands are burnt. If this unique vegetation type is to be conserved, active management is required to mitigate threats such as damage from cattle and feral pigs, weed invasion, fire and clearing. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... that make them attractive as environmental indicators, their continued existence in many instances is under threat. Land clearing and fire have played major roles in fragmenting and restricting land snail distributions in the past. Present land management techniques, in particular the use of fire in semi...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
... for this loss are unclear but may be due to a combination of factors including isolation of the reserve by urban development and highway upgrades, a lack of fire for 40 years, competition for food with the local population of the Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami , prolonged drought and possibly...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 241–253.
Published: 11 November 2020
... pellets. We recorded more pellets: (1) in 30 and 80 year old forest that remained unburned in fires that occurred in 2009, (2) on sites within closed National Parks relative to sites in State Forest, and (3) close to streams. + Deceased Corresponding author: david.lindenmayer@anu.edu.au...