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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.004
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
..., such as WildCountry and Wild Lands, is needed; the conservation paradigm should be inverted with the entire continent seen as a nature reserve and human activities managed with nature conservation as a priority. However, nothing will be achieved without policies to limit and then reduce the human population and its...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.029
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The objective of this study was to relate the spread of the human population of Sydney to the natural history of the koala population in Campbelltown on its south-western edge. The first ever report of a koala by Europeans was near Bargo, just south of Campbelltown in 1798, making...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... native vertebrates to large expanses of native vegetation on the urban perimeter, with many fewer species maintaining breeding populations in the Region's urban, suburban and rural terrestrial habitats as commensals of human society. A large proportion of the latter, particularly among birds, are species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., the driving force of domesticating animals for agriculture may have been the increasing human population. The grim story of famine in Ethiopia will repeat across the globe as the human population rises, and food crises will become the ethical flashpoint of a larger problem of too many people for the earth...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.099
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Estuarine habitats along Australia's temperate shores generally comprise saltmarsh, mangrove forests and seagrass habitats. In urban areas these habitats have been progressively fragmented due to human population increase and industrial expansion. Saltmarshes are particularly vulnerable to urban...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.051
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... In the past two decades the management of flying-fox camps in New South Wales has shifted from a largely unregulated process controlled by local communities to a highly restrictive process regulated by government agencies. At the same time the human population in coastal areas inhabited...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 464–476.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Peter JS Fleming; Guy Ballard ABSTRACT Anthropocentrism, where humans are central, is a natural human viewpoint, but a threat to objective ecological study. Human population, resource use and resource expectations are expanding, turning our ecological footprint into a deep rut. We believe...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 240–253.
Published: 17 March 2014
... targeted for urban and rural residential development to cater for an ongoing, rapid increase in human population. The conclusion drawn from this study was that Grey-headed Flying-foxes are vulnerable to population decline from the ongoing clearing of their critical over-wintering habitat in lowland coastal...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
... has changed in this short time. Given the long history of resistance to establishing protected areas, Australia's fauna is at an ever–increasing risk of extinction as natural habitats are relentlessly lost to economic growth and a rising human population. The problem, as I read the historical record...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 120–126.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Robyn Alders; Richard Kock ABSTRACT We review the linkages between food security, nutrition and wildlife conservation in the early 21st century. Declines in wildlife populations and habitats have occurred in parallel with increasing human population and the global emergence of the double burden...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
... bias of citizen science data towards areas with large human populations, citizen scientists are best placed to contribute to improving our understanding of the biodiversity within cities and urban greenspaces. We introduce the Greenspace Bird Calculator: a web-app aimed at enhancing our collective...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 550–567.
Published: 27 October 2020
... for resolving dingo- declines in carnivore populations (Winterbach et al. pastoralist conflict as they provide a systematic means 2012). Only one study (Johnson et al. 2018) applied of categorising the inherent complexities of human- a SES approach to resolve conflict in a real-world dominated systems...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.098
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The impacts of urbanisation on the biodiversity of native plants and animals are typically deleterious and potentially profound. These consequences are likely to increase as the size of the human population and geographic extent of many urban areas continue to expand. Unfortunately, the absence...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.988
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... comprising 15% of the state but holding 88% of the state's human population. The primary threats to wildlife here are the continued impact of land clearing for urban expansion, clearing of trees on farms, the creation of more roads, droughts, altered fire regimes, exotic predators and continued logging...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.015
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Agreement (so called because it did not in the end involve the Commonwealth Government as a partner) was signed in 1999, and is presently being implemented. Forests of SEQ are ecologically significant with high levels of faunal species diversity and endemism. Human population is high, and growing rapidly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.031
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... have yet to be fully elucidated. However, since frogs are sensitive to environmental influences at all stages of their life cycle, population studies would provide base line data to identify, at an early stage, the impact of human influence. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... overarching goals of universal human wellbeing and ecological sustainability is not occurring. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly improbable since much more population and economic growth is certain. Since, humans depend totally on healthy, functioning ecosystems, this situation is unacceptable; humans have...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.023
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
.... Conservation is a major concern of modern societies. Loss of populations, sometimes of species, and degradation of other natural resources are large issues. Anthropocentric views which keep nature and humans apart and remove conservation from mainstream society are not going to provide the basis...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... the ultimate pest species - humans. We regard the issue of overabundance as a challenge to the discipline of ecology. The burgeoning world population of people and the koalas on Kangaroo Island both reflect the same process, throwing up similar biological and ethical dilemmas. ...