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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/FS.2008.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Human disturbance is caused by the mere presence of humans in the environment. As both predation risk and human disturbance redirect time and energy from other fitness-enhancing activities such as reproduction and feeding, perceived predation risk appears to be useful in the understanding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.089
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... soils or other suitable habitat on the Hawkesbury sandstone foreshores of Sydney, the Manly colony of Little Penguins nest mostly in rock crevices and human-made structures that offer protection from the weather, tidal action, predators and human disturbance. The Sydney Harbour population of Little...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 631–642.
Published: 04 January 2022
... discuss some of the key implications for conservation and resource management that arise from these studies including the need to: (a) Reduce the number of stressors in some ecosystems to facilitate post-fire recovery. (b) Recognize that pre-fire human disturbances can elevate fire severity in some forest...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 535–540.
Published: 01 September 2015
... approximately 60 km over all the reserves. At one site P. australis bred in habitat highly modified by human disturbance. This site was an ephemeral pond formed by sand that had been bulldozed over a creek. Although the populations were within the reservation system the habitat connection between some reserves...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 125–132.
Published: 10 October 2011
... levels of human disturbance around roosts. Actions to reduce further declines are discussed. population decline shorebirds Tweed River Bar-tailed Godwit Curlew Sandpiper Pacific Golden Plover Alcorn, M., Alcorn, R. & Fleming, M. 1994. Wader movements in Australia. RAOU Report...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.047
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
..., suggesting that the summer maternity roost may not be far from the eastern suburbs over-winter sites. Conservation measures are needed to protect the Malabar roost site from intruders and vandalism. Human disturbance of the roosting bats has been responsible for the bats periodically vacating the site. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Few quantitative data exist on the anecdotal observations of many researchers which apparently indicate a global decline of Amphibia in both disturbed and seemingly pristine habitats. This study was initiated to determine the responses of frogs to local, human-induced environmental stress. Frogs...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 401–405.
Published: 17 March 2014
...C. B. Schell; Shelley Burgin Seven potential anuran breeding sites within Western Sydney were sampled between March and August 1997 to assess the effect of habitat disturbance upon species assemblages. The greatest species diversity and abundance was recorded in relatively less human impacted areas...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.031
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... This paper reviews the factors involved in the decline, both inter- and intra-specific, of Australian frogs from both disturbed and apparently pristine habitats. Despite a lack of published accounts and an absence of long term population studies, a variety of causes were identified. Habitat...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 810–821.
Published: 20 October 2011
... such regulation occurring. Silver Gull tourist boardwalk group size vigilance intra-specific aggression disturbance Anderson, D.W. 1988. Dose-response relationship between human disturbance and brown pelican breeding success. Wildlife Society Bulletin 16: 339-345. Dose-response...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 12–31.
Published: 17 March 2014
... completely restricted to water bodies that are still, relatively unshaded, and low in salinity (i.e., <7.3 ppt). All of its known breeding sites are highly disturbed,mostly through human activities but also through flooding and other natural processes. It generally breeds in small (i.e., <1000 sq m...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
10.7882/9780980327229
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.061
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... the implementation of the TSC Act is working for ecological communities in relation to the key ecological issues of habitat loss and fragmentation, conservation of remnants, and conservation of ecological processes and disturbance regimes. To do this we use examples of endangered ecological communities from...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 102–117.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Anne Kerle ABSTRACT The interaction between Eastern Grey Kangaroos ( Macropus giganteus ) and humans in peri-urban locations is one that excites great passion between conflicting views. Are the kangaroos a problem pest or a diminishing icon? And where conflicts occur between kangaroos, threatened...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.021
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... to a spectrum of susceptibility to local extinction. Larval foodplant preferences are one key to the persistence of species in habitats under varying degrees of disturbance. Survival of these plants, and hence xanthorhoines, is sensitive to grazing pressure, fire regimes and human management, including...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 563–598.
Published: 17 March 2014
...-disturbed or human-created sites. At all the known sites where L. aurea occurs in New Zealand and almost all those in New South Wales, frog habitat is largely or completely human-made (Pyke and White 1996; Australian Museum Business Services 1996a,b; Pyke et al. 2001). Within these two areas the only known...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 32–48.
Published: 17 March 2014
... or develop suitable habitat. Disturbance, either natural or human-induced, is apparently important to both frog species. Litoria raniformis threatened frog species Gambusia holbrooki frog conservation AMBS Consulting 2000. Biodiversity Benchmarking Survey of the Coleambally Irrigation...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... similar conservation threats, primarily disruptions to water-ways used for foraging, disturbance at cave roost sites and the possible reduction of suitable foraging habitat associated with aspects of human-enhanced climate change. These overarching conservation issues are highlighted by several studies...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 407–415.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to operate safely in proximity to both wildlife and humans with minimal disturbance to the animals being observed, probably less than drones, helicopters and other aircraft. These advantages ensure insights into patterns of movement of the target species within its habitat as well as the likelihood...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... of natural history and nature conservation. Newspapers, and published indexes thereof, are examined to create an historical overview of the major themes, issues and trends, and to consider the potential for using these documentary sources for reconstructing past environments and the human impact on nature...