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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
... and European settlement. Rainfall is known to be highly variable in space, time and intensity yet it is routinely described by mean values. Understanding long term trends is of greater value for sustainable management. CUSUM analysis is a valuable technique for demonstrating rainfall trends and illustrating...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 592–607.
Published: 31 August 2022
... occupancy trend showed a stable to slight increase between 1995 and 2019, but a ~26% reduction following wildfire. The increasing trend occurred despite a long-term rainfall deficit that was punctuated by occasional above average years during the survey period. There was no evidence that timber harvesting...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 292–300.
Published: 17 March 2014
... to rainfall and pasture availability. There has been a statistically significant long-term trend towards higher numbers of western grey kangaroos in the study area, and a similar trend in reds since the end of the 198211983 drought. Over the 20 years, however, there has been no statistically significant trend...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 477–486.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., for collecting much needed long-term data to assess trends in occupancy or other population attributes over time. Wildlife surveys monitoring detectability Song Meters bellows © 2020 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2020 2020 477 Theme edition: New Approaches to Zoology Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
...., Gibson, D. F. 1999b. Long-term dynamics of rodent populations in arid Australia: the influence of rainfall. Wildlife Research 26: 389-403 Eckhardt, H. C., van Wilgen, B. W., Biggs, H. C. 2000. Trends in woody vegetation cover in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, between 1940 and 1998. African...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 417–432.
Published: 13 April 2021
.... As such, it is unclear as to whether dingoes are able to maintain suppressive effects on mesopredators with increases in prey abundance in response to rainfall and what the implications of these factors are for native prey populations in the long-term. This study examines how dingo management influenced population...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 206–224.
Published: 05 June 2014
...Harry Recher; William Davis, Jr. From 1999 to 2003, the Great Western Woodlands in Western Australia experienced above average summer and autumn rainfall. Although rainfall from 2004 to 2010 approximated long-term seasonal and annual averages, the soil and litter layer became parched...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 278–303.
Published: 24 June 2022
...Andrew J. Lothian; Martin J. Denny; Nicholas W. Tong ABSTRACT A major fire swept through Newnes Plateau near Lithgow in 2013, burning 50,000 hectares of bushland. Long-term monitoring programs were already established, with half the sites impacted by the fire. It was then possible to record changes...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 231–240.
Published: 11 November 2020
..., as ground cover increases and provides some additional protection from feral predation (Kutt and Gordon 2012). However long-term monitoring and data - across periods of extreme rainfall increase and deficit, and potential Rattus villosissimus plagues that have manifested in these landscapes in the past...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 658–668.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of such a study is that it shows which species have populations that are increasing, decreasing or remaining stable. Unexpectedly, these long-term surveys revealed a generally favourable picture for bats with all species showing a stable or increasing trend over the monitoring period. Although there is evidence...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 675–697.
Published: 01 December 2018
... periods (n = number of surveys in the Cumberland Plain for each sampling period). Trends in woodland bird populations on the Cumberland Plain 2018 679 Australian Zoologist volume 39 (4) Theme Edition: The critical value of long-term field studies and datasets If the change in proportion of habitat types...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... a six-year sampling period, Kwok et al. (2016) showed that ant activity in the Simpson Desert was most strongly related to long-term rainfall (14 month lag) and temperature (11 month lag), increasing with rainfall and decreasing with temperature. Here, we examine lags in ant activity in the Simpson...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 92–109.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., on which Mitchell's hypothesis was founded) in the absence of all other variables, no significant model resulted (P both > 0.15). DISCUSSION Finch trapping as "sustainable conservation"? The commercial trapping of finches in the Kimberley began a n d concluded long before the term "sustainable conservation...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 591–609.
Published: 01 December 2018
... (1987 2016) in relation to total rainfall (mm) in the first half of autumn as measured at Badgingarra Research Station. A long-term study of the endangered Carnaby s Cockatoo 2018 603 Australian Zoologist volume 39 (4) Theme Edition: The critical value of long-term field studies and datasets et al...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
... by species, by each of the 14 geographic zones, and year by year (Figure 1). Our point in progressively unfolding the datasets is to reveal the increasing detail in order to make the long-term trends of kangaroo numbers in NSW more widely appreciated through their inclusion in this Royal Zoological Society...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 610–616.
Published: 01 December 2018
... is a really good example of another hyper-variable place Sciences. Down and staying down? 30 years where you need to do long term work to pick out the monitoring corals of the Great Barrier Reef. temporal trend from the year to year fluctuations, or fluctuations over periods of years. PAT HUTCHINGS (CHAIR...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 622–626.
Published: 20 October 2011
... Wildlife Research 28 493 506 Dickman, C. R., Mahon, P. S., Masters, P. and Gibson, D. F. 1999. Long-term dynamics of rodent populations in arid Australia: the influence of rainfall. Wildlife Research 26(4): 389-403. Long-term dynamics of rodent populations in arid Australia: the influence...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 608–630.
Published: 18 August 2022
... in a eucalypt forest affected by fire and drought. I. Long term patterns in an era of climate change. Wildlife Research 36: 143 158. 10.1071/WR08086 Reid, J.R.W. and Cunningham, R.C. 2008. Statistical analysis of the Cowra Woodland Birds Program s Bird Database: Trends in individual bird species and composite...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 29–39.
Published: 02 June 2014
... conservation Cunninghamia 7 101 55 Dickman, C.R., Mahon, P.S., Masters, P. and Gibson, D.F. 1999. Long-term dynamics of rodent populations in arid Australia: the influence of rainfall. Wildlife Research 26: 389-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR97057 Ellis, M.V and Taylor, J.E. 2013. Birds...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 37–77.
Published: 07 October 2011
... between the two atlases (Nix 1976; Woinarski and Braithwaite 1990). Changes in rainfall between Atlas 1 and Atlas 2 were assessed for each of Australia s biogeographic regions (Figure 1). The rainfall index was derived for the two atlas periods by Garnett et al. (2002) from long-term averages reported...