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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 424–428.
Published: 28 January 2014
... ability to survive the presence of toads postmetamorphosis. Predicting the ecological impacts of an invasive species on native taxa with biphasic life histories (such as most anurans) thus requires information on interactions in both aquatic and terrestrial environments. The expression of phenotypic...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
... the habitable range. Approximately 70% of the continent, with the exception of the wet tropics and extremely arid areas, were colonised by rabbits within 70 years, one of the fastest ever recorded colonisations of a vertebrate invasive species (Stodart and Parer 1988). Their reproductive prowess, combined...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.062
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... In Australia, invasive terrestrial pest species have been implicated in the decline of a number of threatened species. Under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 , pest threats can be listed as Key Threatening Processes which require the preparation of Threat Abatement Plans...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... will deliver the means to deal with existing high profile invasive animal pests as well as those that have the potential to cause catastrophic impacts in the future. Outcomes will help solve the prominent and costly impacts of invasive species on agricultural, environmental and social values. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 314–325.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Matthew Mo ABSTRACT The invasive Red-eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans has spread extensively, forming naturalised populations on all continents except Antarctica. Ranked among the 100 worst invasive species, there are biosecurity concerns that native turtles become outcompeted and displaced...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and invasive species, fauna and flora, direct and indirect (e.g. scat) targets, on land and at sea, across every continent and most taxa from fire ants to whales. Here, we emphasise the versatility of detection dogs through their multiple uses applied to one species, the koala Phascolarctos cinereus . We...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
... provide a direct measure of risks of population extinction. Australian turtles face major threats of mortality from invasive species, vehicles, disease and declining water quality. Even Australia's most abundant and widespread species has declined by up to 91% in some populations. Here I use population...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 296–344.
Published: 01 January 2018
... load of the aspiration to conserve the biodiversity of NSW now seems feasible, even desirable, especially given the increasing intensity of land use from never–ending population growth and its impacts, such as land clearing, roading, logging, water use, alien invasive species and climate change...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
... cycle, soil and energy flow and the impact of invasive species, diseases and agricultural pollution. Of the 595 vertebrate species verified for these catchments, 6% are introduced, 12% have been listed in NSW under the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 , 4% by the Commonwealth Environment...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 241–253.
Published: 11 November 2020
...S. Sotorra; D. Blair; W. Blanchard; D. Lindenmayer ABSTRACT Many invasive species have had negative effects on the Australian environment, including the introduced Sambar Deer (Rusa unicolor) . However, there is a paucity of information on the factors influencing the fine scale distribution...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.054
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... of justice, and intimidating people involved. Zoology is under attack, so are working zoologists, and the distressing consequence for our fauna will be its continuing decline. With increasing rates of extinction that reflect threats, such as invasive species and climate change compounding the impact...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 576–589.
Published: 20 October 2011
...N. Fisher; A. Lee; J. Cribb; G. Haynes The red fox Vulpes vulpes is one of the most destructive invasive species in mainland Australia and has recently been introduced to Tasmania. This paper reports the results of a survey conducted in Tasmania in mid-2006, to ascertain the public's views about...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 214–219.
Published: 11 November 2020
... translate to a negative impact on the species. * Corresponding author: rick.shine@mq.edu.au alien species Bufo marinus indirect impacts predator-prey 214 2021Zoologist Australian volume 41 (2) INTRODUCTION Invasive species can have devastating impacts on wildlife, and have caused...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 822–825.
Published: 20 October 2011
... invasive pest species, has established populations in Australia, most extensively in South-eastern Queensland. A decade ago a small established population was identified in a wetland in Southern Sydney in Yeramba Lagoon. We re-visited this population a decade on to determine its status and the impact...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 229–231.
Published: 07 February 2013
... pathways for flora and fauna to breach previously impervious geographic barriers (Lowe et al. 2000; Stachowicz et al. 2002). Despite Australia's geographic isolation, it has not escaped this phenomenon as there are an estimated 80 invasive, non-indigenous vertebrate species, an order of magnitude more...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 499–504.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Michael S. McFadden; Philip Topham; Peter S. Harlow ABSTRACT The exotic pet trade may be the principal mechanism for the establishment of invasive reptile species. The escape or deliberate release of captive reptiles has resulted in the establishment of many species globally. In Australia, exposure...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 876–883.
Published: 20 October 2011
.... Phillips and Shine, R. 2009. Comparisons through time and space suggest rapid evolution of dispersal behaviour in an invasive species. Wildlife Research 36: 23-28. Comparisons through time and space suggest rapid evolution of dispersal behaviour in an invasive species Wildlife Research 36 23 28...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., for killing invasive (‘pest’ or ‘weed’) species to benefit native species, there is far less well-developed context and regulatory basis for the issue of killing native species to benefit other native species, and it may evoke considerable community concerns. Given the moral complexities of this issue, I use...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... pathways of introduction, and the potential threats the invading species presents to the receiving environment. We suggest immediate action is required to ascertain the invasive potential of this species. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 474–475.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of Bougainville, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea, through the agency of an Allied force that established a major base there (Menzies 1975, 2006; Lever 2001, 2003). Furthermore, B. marinus as a highly invasive species with a preference for tropical and subtropical lowlands, and especially disturbed...