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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
..., with ongoing habitat modification and human-induced climate change, they may be at the limit of this adaptive resilience which will potentially lead to significant declines in the coming years. This review assesses how climate change predictions will affect habitat in the Murray River over the next 100 years...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 241–250.
Published: 01 December 2019
...J.W. Macgregor; C. Holyoake; S. Munks; J.H. Connolly; I.D. Robertson; P.A. Fleming; K. Warren ABSTRACT Genetic diversity at loci concerned with fitness is an important part of the ability of a wild population to adapt to changes in its environment, including climatic events, disease and pollution...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.032
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Flying-foxes come into conflict with fruit growers when they raid fruit crops in response to limited native food resources. A standard technique used by fruit growers to deter flying-foxes has been to shoot the animals as they enter the orchard. This activity has been regulated by National Parks...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... generations, we will be limited in predicting which mollusc or echinoderm species will be able to acclimate or adapt. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... surveillance programs and developing treatment or management options. Reproductive technologies, validated in zoos, can provide value added census data to inform on population viability and function as well as numbers. Determining species preferences and tolerance limits will also inform the triggers...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
..., it is evident that there has been a loss of about 50% of the mammalian fauna and a reduction in the distribution and abundance of bird and reptile species since European settlement. But our knowledge of arid ecology is limited, with the majority of data representing a single snapshot in time, from sites...
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
... In 1998 we commenced the first formal study of the Little Penguin Eudyptula minor population in Sydney Harbour. Prior to this study there was limited and inaccurate information about the population's size and distribution, and no information relating to the breeding biology or foraging ecology...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 661–662.
Published: 07 December 2021
...Daniel Lunney; Brad Law; Martin Predavec Editorial: The Australian Zoologist adapts to the electronic age DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2021.046 When the Royal Zoological Society of NSW came into and publishing itself, has developed. Volume 1, published existence in 1879, Darwin s magnum opus...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 20 May 2022
.... 2002, Keith 2012). With respect to Australian frogs however, there has been limited exploration of adaptations that allow them to respond to wildfire (Friend 1993, Westgate et al. 2012, Westgate et al. 2018). Frogs occur in all major terrestrial ecosystems in Australia, including those that have a long...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 20 May 2022
... succumbed to the flames? A recent systematic review of fire-induced mortality showed that a surprisingly high proportion of vertebrates typically survive fire (>90%), and a growing body of research is demonstrating behavioural adaptations that might facilitate survival during fire. Behaviours that favour...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 755–768.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of communication. These features, if each attained sufficiently, should enable the necessary spectrum of (adequately-funded) activity from: (1) robustly collected and curated ecological information; to (2) scientific understanding; to (3) planned intervention; to (4) adaptive management. Corresponding author...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
... of some mammals (i.e. Pseudomys desertor ) and reptiles ( Delma nasuta, Ctenotus pulchellus, Cyclodomorphus melanops ). These data provide a baseline for future monitoring on this important reserve, and an opportunity to enhance or increase the survey scope via additional sites and a future more adaptive...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 130–145.
Published: 18 August 2021
... of Eucalyptus foliage limits available energy, which results in a low energy budget and long periods of inactivity to conserve energy and aid digestion (Ellis et al. 2010; Krockenberger 2003). Furthermore, some koala populations may have a reduced ability to adapt to habitat loss and changing landscapes due...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 358–366.
Published: 28 October 2021
... elements in considering whether rather than its native status per se. In his description species that have moved to new places might be of the species, Gould (1863) considered the dingo was considered native: evolution, adaption and impact not indigenous because it was brought to Australia by (Figure 1...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
... populations factors that influence invader impact, we can better mitigate rapidly declined after the arrival of toads (e.g., Daly River the effects of invasive taxa and understand how native 69.5%, Gregory River 77%, Victoria River, Northern species adapt to changes to their biome. Territory 77%; Britton et...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 280–295.
Published: 01 January 2018
... or uncertain information about the movements, ecology and population dynamics of species (Runge et al. 2015; Tulloch and Szabo 2012). This limits our understanding of which sites and parts of the nomadic cycle might require conservation action, though there are some exceptions (e.g. Australian inland...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 843–845.
Published: 20 October 2011
.... (2004). Adapting to an invasive species: Toxic cane toads induce morphological change in Australian snakes. PNAS 101(9): 17150-17155. Adapting to an invasive species: Toxic cane toads induce morphological change in Australian snakes PNAS 101 17150 17155 Shine, R. (1991). Strangers...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 550–567.
Published: 27 October 2020
...-based approaches to carnivore management in the context of conflicts with humans are limited and highlight a growing need to develop new initiatives involving a broad spectrum of interested parties. To help identify management opportunities provided by using a SES applied to human-canid conflict, we...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 194–199.
Published: 30 September 2020
... until favourable conditions return. This cryptic life history hinders documentation of the natural history and ecology of arid adapted amphibians of Australia. Fundamental information for some species such as geographic distribution thus remains uncertain. Here, we report range extensions for two...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (1): 26–33.
Published: 17 March 2014
... cage or thorax, which is composed of ribs and the breast-bone or sternum, can be compressed to some extent But there is a depth limit at which compression of the chest wall can no longer occur and Table 2. The maximum known depth and duration of dives for the same b e species as shown in Table 1...