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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (3): 302–310.
Published: 07 October 2014
...Geoffrey Smith; Roderick Fensham; Daniel Ferguson; Luke Hogan; Michael Mathieson Fauna assemblages were assessed within four primary vegetation types and three edge types between grassland and wooded habitats within the Bunya Mountains of eastern Australia. Wet rainforests differed in their species...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 412–418.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in the Derrimut Grasslands Reserve, Victoria: Their contents were examined and the invertebrate remains identified to the level of order. Invertebrate prey availability was estimated using samples collected from pitfall traps and dielary specialization was calculated using Levins (1968) standardized measure 01...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.018
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... A native grassland remnant on private property on the Western Basalt Plains of Victoria was investigated to determine the composition and relative abundance of the Formicidae (ant), Coleoptera (beetle), and Araneae (spider) fauna. One hundred and sixty morpho-species were identified, comprising...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.021
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Native grasslands in Tasmania are well endowed wit h xanthorhoine geometrid moths. The tribe, wit h 53 species in Tasmania, offers insights into the differential susceptibility to environmental change of related species over a relatively small geographical area. These moths can be allocated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.022
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Lowland native grassland s in southeastern Australia have been modified extensively by human activities since European settlement. Remaining sites are now fragmented, small in extent and most are threatened by urban expansion and farming practices. Recent surveys in the Australian Capital...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
... in south-west Queensland, most notable for the presence of the night parrot Pezoporus occidentalis . We conducted two fauna surveys over 22 sites representing Spinifex grasslands, and Mitchell and Chenopod grassland habitats in 2018 and 2019, using pitfall, funnel and Elliott traps, and active searching...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.025
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The Striped Legless Lizard Delma impar is a vulnerable endemic reptile restricted to the native grasslands of southeastern Australia. This study examined the effectiveness of fluorescent powders to track D . impar in its natural grassland habitat. A total of 15 lizards was tracked...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 246–251.
Published: 17 March 2014
...A.S. Kutt The Spinifexbird Eremiornis carteri is an inland species exclusively associated with mature Triodia spp. grasslands. Despite its wide distribution throughout arid and semi-arid Australia, a history of range expansion and contraction, and concentration into a number of core population...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 12 July 2021
... have been recorded in the area. Dams have been constructed and native vegetation has regrown on the steeper slopes. These actions have expanded the habitat for aquatic and forest dependant species but disadvantaged those that occupy grasslands. The Red Fox Vulpes vulpes colonised the area in 1907...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 129–133.
Published: 12 September 2014
... bucket). Increased captures may have some relationship to habitat type (i.e. small mammals more abundant in grassland habitat). Though this particular array has some benefits in increasing trap success, the use of multiple survey techniques is recommended for any thorough fauna inventory. fauna...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 225–233.
Published: 26 August 2014
... access to preferred grasses may be reduced. By contrast, in the subnivean space, because of the shelter provided by the cover of snow, M. fuscus can build temporary above-ground grass nests and concentrate its foraging in areas of grassland which, in summer, provide no cover from predators. The fact...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 223–232.
Published: 17 March 2014
... grassland habitats which is likely to be their preferred habitat. Stipiturus malachurus were more common in reedy ( Baumea sp.) areas where their unique foraging behaviour may increase foraging efficiency. The remaining two species had some differences in habitat use, but foraged at significantly different...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 258–264.
Published: 17 March 2014
... localities are reported, including range extensions to central Queensland. Habitat for the species varies from chenopod to spinifex grasslands, Melaleuca woodlands and open savanna Eucalyptus woodlands, ranging from tropical coastal esplanades to sub-tropical rangelands. Trap localities encompass altitude...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 39–48.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., Nephrurus levis, Lerista labialis, Ramphotyphlops endoterus and Brachyurophis fasciolatus (vulnerable)) were recorded only from the adjacent red soil grasslands and shrublands, and did not occur in the gorges or on the rocky ridges. lizards snakes frogs surveys threatened species western NSW...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (2): 94–99.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Klaus Henle During two herpetofaunal surveys in February and March 1985 27 species of amphibians and reptiles were found in Yathong Nature Reserve. Mallee sandridges were richer in number of specimens than mallee on flat sandy soil. Open grassland, strongly influenced by former landuse, was less...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 520–533.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of Sydney NSW that has an elevation of 19 m above sea level. Yarramundi paddocks consist of 308 ha of pasture, grassland, marshes and open woodland. Pastures at the developed site are used for grazing cattle. The developed site was fragmented by the surrounding landscape by roads and buildings. The natural...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 271–284.
Published: 14 October 2011
... of the surrounding district, along with a leaflet drop requesting information on any sightings of bell frogs from local landholders, did not reveal any additional populations. Some breeding sites have been affected by cattle grazing and by conversion of native tussock grassland to improved pasture. However...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 297–302.
Published: 14 October 2011
... between the known habitat areas were subsequently incorporated into the development along two “habitat corridors”. These features included six ponds of varying dimensions and measures to promote areas of open grassland. A need for research and publication of data regarding movement and dispersal...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 89–91.
Published: 07 October 2011
...Michael Craig; Philip Withers; S. Don Bradshaw The diet of Ctenotus xenopleura , a species found in spinifex grasslands in the southern Goldfields of Western Australia, consisted primarily of termites. The high proportion of termites was consistent over different sampling periods, and was higher...