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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.006
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... and apparently bizarre biota that engaged these early colonists. This is even more remarkable, given that the colony was initially established as a penal settlement. A brief history of each of the scientific societies is given as well as the development of the Royal Botanical Gardens and Taronga Zoo in Sydney...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 322–331.
Published: 17 March 2014
... for science; for others, objectivity is the, indelible original sin of science, which leads to an inevitable and dangerous disconnection from social and natural contexts. The reality of practising science is far more complex. This semi-biographical account of the history and people involved...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.049
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Science in place is part of a wider interdisciplinary project, Strata: deserts past, present and future. It examines the spatial construction of knowledge around the archaeologically significant site, Puritjarra, in Australia's Western Desert. It uses a ‘history of ideas’ approach...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The history of the transition of natural history from being at the centre of western science to the periphery is outlined. The development of a divide between amateurs and professionals is discussed as is the decline in nature study in school education. It is argued that understanding...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 816–846.
Published: 20 April 2022
... History of Sydney 2011 The Biology and Conservation of Australasian Bats Wildlife and Climate Change: 2012 Towards Robust Conservation Strategies for Australian Fauna 2012 Science Under Siege: Zoology Under Threat 2013 Grumpy Scientists:The Ecological Conscience of a Nation - (95) - (171) - (108) 250 (23...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 422–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (e.g. iSTEM) curricula which are connecting traditionally separated department in schools and in scientists valuing science education and educators as experts. The deficit and decline narrative will continue to be a “dangerous solution” at a time in world history where...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 11 November 2022
..., this individual has since become known as “Migaloo”, which is a First Nations meaning for “white fella”. In this short note we present the first extensive sighting history of Migaloo collected via scientific and citizen science efforts. This provides evidence of Migaloo’s presence in both Australian and New...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 663–688.
Published: 09 August 2021
...Michael C. Calver; Heather M. Crawford; Douglas Fletcher ABSTRACT The peer-reviewed Australian Zoologist , first published in 1914, is Australia’s longest-lived zoological journal. Its publication history shows changes in the zoological topics covered over the last 100 years, including the animals...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 576–580.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of New South Wales 2018 time series data values of long-term data science culture loss of natural history skills 576 2018 Australian Zoologist volume 39 (4) Theme Edition: The critical value of long-term field studies and datasets Introduction Long-term ecological research and monitoring...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.019
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... Bibliometrics - methods to quantitatively analyse the quality and impact of scientific or technical literature - are now a central part of the management of modern science. Through them, research managers seek to encourage quality and productivity and use scarce research funds effectively...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 383–430.
Published: 14 October 2011
... could put the material together into a persuasive argument to move the public sentiment from pest management to sustained yield. If it had been attempted 10-20 years earlier, Shepherd observed, it would have been unsuccessful because the science to support the proposition, the research driven by Graeme...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... challenged the widespread notion of the inferiority of Antipodean plants and animals. This attitudinal shift was shaped by, and in turn fostered, the increasing institutionalization of science, growing popularity of natural history, and expanding government support for conservation. It was also a response...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of poison predates recorded history, making toxicology the oldest of the sciences. The word toxicology the science of poison has its roots in the Greek word toxon being the ancient bow or arrow, the tip of which was frequently smeared with poisonous substances to assist in killing the prey, hence...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
... models to assess the impacts of threats to multiple life history stages of an Australia turtle. This study clearly demonstrates that Chelodina longicollis , Australia's most widespread turtle (1) is resilient to high levels of nest predation for sustained periods, (2) requires only periodic levels...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Anna Wilson; David Wilson; Libby Robin ABSTRACT This paper considers how the natural sciences and humanities describe and discuss the biota described as ‘feral’, showing that it is employed differently by the various professionals and researchers. Recognizing that metaphors can colour outcomes...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 347–357.
Published: 28 December 2020
...Stephen M. Jackson; Peter J.S. Fleming; Mark D.B. Eldridge; Michael Archer; Sandy Ingleby; Rebecca N. Johnson; Kristofer M. Helgen Taxonomy is the science of the classification of living things and comprises two main processes, defining taxa and naming them. In relation to the taxonomy of the Dingo...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 298–315.
Published: 17 March 2014
... have not been through the process of scientific peer review, should be presented with appropriate qualifications and reservations; hypothesis should not be presented as fact. I give a background of flying-fox biology by which to judge three cautionary case histories of press treatment of public health...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 548–553.
Published: 20 October 2011
... School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, NSW 2052 Australia Correspondence to DFH: Phone (61-2) 9351 3992, Fax (61-2) 9351 4119, Email: dieter@bio.usyd.edu.au Zoology is a diverse and vibrant discipline blending natural history with modern technologies...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (3): 655–666.
Published: 02 September 2021
..., Australia. CSchool of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Qld 4702, Australia. DKoala History and Sustainability Research Cluster khsrc.com.au ECorresponding author: r.schlagloth@cqu.edu.au Koalas moving across open ground risk dog attacks and collisions...