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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.044
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
.... In between, as is the case with many agro-forestry and suburban landscapes, gradual restoration is unquestionably worthwhile. All efforts now must be directed to improving habitat connectivity and native heterogeneity as a practical solution to conserving the vast diversity of the insect world. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 515–528.
Published: 01 June 2020
... insects, as well as advances in techniques that increase our ability to detect dietary items, suggest that this behaviour may be deliberate and more common than previously thought. Usually, multiple insects are consumed, but it appears that flying-foxes hunt and eat them one at a time. However, we have...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 June 2021
... can support, how many fledglings it can produce, and the avian diversity that can exist in the habitat. Without these quantitative and qualitative measures, the significance of particular habitats for avian conservation is difficult to assess. We have accumulated comprehensive data on a breeding bird...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 04 December 2020
...Simon Kaminskas ABSTRACT Native freshwater fish of Australia have a diverse but largely undescribed endemic pathogen and parasite fauna. However, due to long-shared evolutionary histories and virulence/transmissibility trade-offs, effects of these endemic pathogens and parasites appear to be subtle...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
.... diversity hidden in these subtropical rainforests. Hidden These rainforest types intergrade with each other and means not noticed because of small size, life histories wet sclerophyll eucalyptus forests along creeks, creating (insects adult winged stages are visible for a relatively complex habitat for a...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.082
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The urban remnants of Sydney support a unique and diverse fauna and flora. Many are of high conservation value, despite being subjected to a range of anthropogenic disturbances that seemingly compromise their biodiversity value. We tested a suite of hypotheses associated with habitat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.088
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... each time point, indicating that the local environments at each site maintained flying insect biodiversity, despite human recreational use. It was considered that the diversity of local vegetation that provided both food and shelter was the major determinant influencing insect biodiversity, and should...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
... warmer conditions promoting microbial and insect activity, which increases carcass decomposition (Payne 1965; Putman 1978). Carcasses in warmer seasons may also provide stronger olfactory attractants (DeVault and Rhodes 2002). Habitat complexity can further affect carcass detection and rates of...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (2): fmi–fmcliv.
Published: 09 April 2021
.... Publications of the RZS NSW strive to encourage a diversity of ideas, information and research on Australian animals and the conservation of their habitats. A principle of editorial policy is to maintain the relevance of the study of all aspects of zoology to modern science and to recognize the...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 February 2021
.... 2018). Our observations involve very large centipedes, which have diverse diets, including massive prey items such as snakes (Chiacchio et al. 2017), lizards (Emery et al. 2020) and bats (Molinari et al. 2005). Such large prey may only be taken occasionally, but nonetheless may be a significant source...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
... individual projects, while maximising the outcomes of scant research and conservation funding. Corresponding author: A.S. Griffin ( andrea.griffin@newcastle.edu.au ) © 2020 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2020 automated telemetry bat insect migration Motus movement ecology...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 February 2021
... in their behaviour. Photo credit: Jenna Tapply Dingo management lessons 2021 E from a diverse range of cultures and express diverse opinions, beliefs, practices, and perspectives. That, in turn, influences peoples behaviour towards and social expectations around dingoes, requiring diverse...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Introduction fringes of metropolitan regions, increasing consideration is being given to strategies to assess and mitigate health Australia has a diverse mosquito fauna with pest and risks associated with urban wetlands (Claflin and Webb non-pest species associated with a wide range of habitats 2015; Crocker...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 42–53.
Published: 01 October 2020
.../ bodied insects, while those with lower ratios, e.g. 0.15 forearm length in millimetres) (Pearce et al. 2008). There for Pipistrellus, prefer soft-bodied ones (Weterings and was a strong correlation between the two (r2 = 0.82), Umponstira 2014). The reason provided for the difference bodyweight: forearm...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Guiana, South America) but was introduced to the eastern coast of Queensland and one area in Hawai i, the stepping-stone site from in 1935 as a biocontrol for insect pests in sugar cane which South American toads were brought to Australia plantations. Since its introduction, the toad has colonised (see...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Hooded Scaly-foot Pygopus nigriceps has a diversity in the south west corner of Western Australia widespread distribution across the interior and western where the most ideal habitat of grasslands and heath on half of Australia with a preference for sandy arid areas, sandy substrates dominate (Cogger...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 143–178.
Published: 30 September 2020
.... [3] and Medland, L. [2 Two of the images photographed by persons as yet unknown, were only recently rediscovered (Sleightholme & Campbell, 2018) (Appendix II, ZSL 21, 22). Thylacines were exhibited in a diverse assortment of enclosures at the zoo: Terrace Dens, Vulture Cages, Kangaroo Sheds, Sloth...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
... wildlife management survey research attitude dimensions New Ecological Paradigm Introduction The diversity of Australia s wildlife differs from wildlife found elsewhere in the world due to Australia s long evolutionary isolation (Johnson 2006; Lindenmayer and Burgman 2005). In 2013, the Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... target species occur at low density (Wasser et al. 2004, Oliveira et al. 2012, Becker et al. 2017), or in some cases when the target is all but invisible [e.g. insect eggs (Wallner and Ellis 1976), disease (Cristescu et al. 2019 Detection dogs have consistently been proven to be more accurate and/or...