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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... constitute the majority of the fauna, are neglected. In part this is because the invertebrate fauna is largely undescribed. Funds for correcting this anamoly are declining, with fewer taxonomists available to do the work. While in principle governments support the need to document and manage Australia's...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.037
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... No research funds have been made available to produce aversion agents and/or tactics to reduce the need for orchardists to cull flying-foxes to protect their crops. This has occurred despite many years of effort by growers to attract research funds from government and industry groups. It appears...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 186–193.
Published: 30 September 2020
.... Corporations donated produce to feed flying-foxes in care and provide supplementary feeding for wild populations of rock-wallabies and pygmy-possums. Local businesses and organisations also supplied resources, funding and food storage capacity to support these conservation actions. The contributions from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.021
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... World Wide Fund for Nature asks the question, “Is science demonstrating leadership for conservation?” It is our view that science is not, and that is unfortunate since scientists, especially naturalists, were vital to the development of the very concept of conservation. We are concerned...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 755–768.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-term monitoring programs, and subsequently formed the Long Term Ecological Research Network in Australia in 2011 through Commonwealth funding, only to see it de-funded in 2017. We synthesise these learnings to identify four key characteristics of any successful ecological monitoring program, and eight...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 576–580.
Published: 01 December 2018
... to establish (and then even harder to maintain) long-term ecological research and monitoring. These factors include: (1) a focus on novelty in science publication and awarding of grants that disadvantages long-term studies, (2) a paucity of long-term funding, (3) a bias against the publication of place-based...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... for biodiversity and for Australia's iconic fauna, higher levels within CSIRO and both federal and many state governments have failed to provide adequate funding. I explore here some possible explanations based on my personal observations. The underlying causes are not confined to Australia, and lie deep...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 422–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Pauline M Ross; Philip Poronnik ABSTRACT Danger exists in using deficit and decline narratives that unsurprisingly have paralleled evidenced declines in research funding for Australian science. While surveys suggest a public lack of understanding of science which is all too often diagnosed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.018
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
.... Thus, a major aspiration of involving the community in biodiversity conservation will not be fulfilled. By the same token, some communities are rejecting the inclusion of scientific research when dealing with conservation problems. The Natural Heritage Trust (NHT), for example, receives massive funding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... As with many public debates, the debate on climate change has a number of participants whose activities are influential, secretive and unethical. In the climate change debate, some fossil fuel corporations have funded apparently unrelated bodies which claim to have some scientific expertise...
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 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.026
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... allocation of funds and expertise. Current taxonomic expertise is limited, and could be focused for greater collective effect in conservation activities, particularly by emphasizing higher groups established as having priority value in ecological interpretation, and capitalizing on knowledge already...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 124–138.
Published: 01 October 2020
... removal, which were expedited by the Commonwealth Government granting a National Interest Exemption under section 158 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and the NSW Government committing $2.5 million in funding towards the new measures. These measures moved flying-foxes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... the levels of flying-fox damage (temporally and spatially), determine the factors contributing to trends in crop damage, and assess the effectiveness of mitigative measures employed by horticulturists to reduce flying-fox damage. The project is funded for two financial years through the Australian...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.015
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
.... Studies on fauna have concentrated on vulnerable and rare species, especially mammals, and some are the subject of detailed management programmes that have attracted funding and provided focus for research and management effort Habitat requirements and factors influencing distributions of many species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
... projects, while maximising the outcomes of scant research and conservation funding. automated telemetry bat insect migration Motus movement ecology telemetry tracking technology small animal shorebird songbird water bird Corresponding author: A.S. Griffin ( andrea.griffin...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Romane H. Cristescu; Russell L. Miller; Céline H. Frère ABSTRACT In conservation, consistent and extensive under-funding has necessitated creative thinking to address conservation issues on a low budget, and innovations are burgeoning as a result. One example is the use of dogs that, thanks...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 09 March 2020
... baiting on target and non-target native species, and ecosystem function, is potentially great. It is not possible to gain accurate data on the impact of these programs due to the inaccessible nature of the terrain and/or lack of funding for before-after-control-impact (BACI) research and analysis. However...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.051
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... integrity. Adequate research funding and recognition of the scientific merit of taxonomy are crucial to this process. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 581–590.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Guy Ballard; Peter J.S. Fleming; Paul D. Meek ABSTRACT The temporal scale of many studies of dingo ecology is limited by human and physical resources, often constrained by funding cycles. Consequently, research has been skewed towards short-term, snapshot investigations undertaken at a spatial...