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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and invasive species, fauna and flora, direct and indirect (e.g. scat) targets, on land and at sea, across every continent and most taxa from fire ants to whales. Here, we emphasise the versatility of detection dogs through their multiple uses applied to one species, the koala Phascolarctos cinereus . We...
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
... were also examined. The results indicate that fire frequency has a significant impact on ant community structure, most probably through its influence on the structural environment (alterations to insolation and ground cover). Ant abundance, species richness and the relative abundance of Dominant...
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
... were also examined. The results indicate that fire frequency has a significant impact on ant community structure, most probably through its influence on the structural environment (alterations to insolation and ground cover). Ant abundance, species richness and the relative abundance of Dominant...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 617–626.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and autumn prescribed fires of varying intensity using ants as an indicator group. In each case a control and burn plot was established and grids of pitfall traps were sampled at monthly intervals from a few months prior to the fire up until around 3 years after the fire. Ants were counted and sorted...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/9780980327212
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of the work is ongoing. The effect of fire on ant communities has been assessed in Bauple State Forest where Vanderwoude et al. (1997a, b) investigated the effect of fire frequency on species richness and functional group composition. Eliott (2015) explored the use of Cerambycid beetles as bioindicators...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 314–325.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Reptiles and Amphibians of the World. Oxford University Press, New York, USA. Lin, H-M., Chi, W.L., Lin, C.C., Tseng, Y-C., Chen, W.T., Kung, Y-L., Lien, Y.Y. and Chen, Y.Y. 2011. Fire ant-detecting canines: a complementary method in detecting Red Imported Fire Ants. Journal of Economic Entomology 104: 225...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 64–67.
Published: 17 March 2014
... by the ant Iridomyrmex purpureus R. B. Clerke and I. Williamson School of Life Science, Queensland University of Technology, G.P.O. Box 2434, Brishane, Qld 4001 The introduced cane toad Bufo marinus pro- duces toxic compounds from dermal glands (Tyler 1987). These compounds restrict the number of potential...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 559–567.
Published: 01 December 2018
... changes resulting from management practices, such as timber harvesting or fire. Law concludes with the observation that improved technology has led to major advances in the study of bats, and firmly asserts that the degree of difficulty is no longer a reason to avoid studying bats. Plenary sessions were...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 669–674.
Published: 01 December 2018
... © 2018 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2018 2018 669 Speakers in this session were: Jonathan Majer University of Western Australia. Long-term invertebrate studies: problems, pitfalls and probabilities. Alan York University of Melbourne. Long-term effects of prescribed fire...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... are poorly understood. We pitfall-trapped ants in winter and spring over a twenty-two year period (1992–2013) in the Simpson Desert, central Australia. We asked: over what time-scale does ant activity (abundance and species richness) respond to climate (temperature and precipitation) and vegetation (plant...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
... of beetles, flies, other 99 % ( 1% being the well-known vertebrate and ants. This is a major compilation. fauna) that inhabits the Australian subtropical rainforest. It covers a region along the coast and ranges from the The invertebrate fauna of Australian subtropical Rockhampton district near the Tropic...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 698–712.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... The Lake Swamp is also densely vegetated (Love and Buckle 1973). Prior to 1974 the swamp was burnt annually by local farmers to stimulate the germination of Christmas Bells which they harvested and sold. Since then there have been two wild fires (in 1981 and 2007) that have burnt sections of the swamp...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 562–581.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and animals trapped. Two Ground Parrots were detected between 2000 and 2005, but not thereafter. Disturbance, particularly fire, may be important in determining the presence of Ground Parrots and White-footed Dunnart at this site. 562 2017 Australian Zoologist volume 38 (4) Introduction In the year 2000...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 927–940.
Published: 29 January 2012
... vulnerable to decline. Further information on the ecology of A. parapulchella is required in order to develop effective approaches to conservation and management, particularly given the conservation status of the species. Aprasia parapulchella is a dietary specialist living in the burrows of small ants...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 245–247.
Published: 05 June 2014
... of Biology Allaby, M. 1998. A Dictionary of Ecology. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Barrow, L., Parr, C. L. and Kohen, J. L. 2007. Habitat type influences fire resilience of ant assemblages in the semi-arid tropics of Northern Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 69: 80-95. http://dx.doi.org...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 90–95.
Published: 04 October 2011
... variation in the presence of these food categories. Five orders of invertebrates were identified, with Coleoptera (beetles) occurring in more than 80% of faecal samples and Isoptera (termites) and Formicidae (ants) in 48% and 40%, respectively. These results identify key components of the diet of the first...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 71–78.
Published: 17 March 2014
... bats. In October 1980 1 attended the first national bat conference, in Canberra, organized by Dedee Woodside and Greg Richards. I became con- vinced of the value of studying bats, and indeed they proved to both fascinating scientifically as well as import- ant indicators of the impact of logging. What...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 130–141.
Published: 17 March 2014
... associated with fragmentation, edge effects must be considered (Wilcox and Murphy 1985). THE BARRIER EFFECT ' Physical Baniers Fences are often erected to keep wildlife away from areas regardless of the mortality they may cause in such circumstances as drought and fire. The fence erected to prevent foot...