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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 3–25.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... habitat fragmentation in the temperature zone. Pp. 237-56 in Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity ed by M. E. Soulé. Sinauer Assoc.: Mass. Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity 237 56 Habitat loss and species loss: the birds of Sydney 50 years ago...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
... for this loss are unclear but may be due to a combination of factors including isolation of the reserve by urban development and highway upgrades, a lack of fire for 40 years, competition for food with the local population of the Australian Brush-turkey Alectura lathami , prolonged drought and possibly...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 565–574.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Chris N. Thomson ABSTRACT Long-term monitoring of the Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae in a semi-urban landscape before, during and after large-scale habitat removal identified a positive response in breeding activity in the short-term and a change in prey selectivity. Over the longer term, the loss...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 194–206.
Published: 01 January 2018
...V.J. Cole; P.A. Hutchings; P.M. Ross ABSTRACT Loss of habitat is considered to be one of the major threats to biodiversity. This is of concern because habitats created by bioengineering species support and enhance local biodiversity. The present study investigated the abundance and distribution...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 40–74.
Published: 02 June 2014
... distributions mapped, faunal communities determined by pattern analysis and conservation status determined at a regional level. The extent of post-European human-induced landscape change was evaluated by assessing the degree of habitat loss, loss of landscape function and resilience through changes to the water...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Despite international concern for biodiversity loss, as urban pressure increases on the Cumberland Plain of Western Sydney, the native vegetation continues to be lost despite being classified as an ‘endangered ecological community’ under both state and federal legislation. While substantial...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.038
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Flying-foxes are considered by the fruit industry to be the main vertebrate pest in coastal areas of New South Wales and South East Queensland. From 1995 to 2000, the annual average gross market losses to the market value of fruit due to flying-foxes, in New South Wales, was estimated at $10.4...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... for damage inflicted by mice. However, it is known that wheat crops can compensate for damage early in the growth of the crop, but not in later growth stages. We need to know the relationship between the density of mouse populations and loss of yield at key phases of crop growth so that management targets...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.012
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... and topographic complexity. The loss of corals, and corresponding changes in habitat quality, also has a significant effect on coral reef fishes. Coral loss has the greatest and most immediate effect on fishes that depend on live corals for food or shelter. Many coral-reef fishes that do not depend directly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.008
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... In the 200 years of European settlement of New South Wales, 28 of 130 species of native mammals that were originally present in the state have disappeared. Twenty-one of these species are still extant in other states, while the other seven are extinct. Regionally, losses have been much greater...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Gregory S Clarke; Cameron M Hudson; Richard Shine ABSTRACT The potent defensive chemicals of cane toads ( Rhinella marina ) protect them against predators that lack coevolved physiological tolerance to those toxins. That relative invulnerability may explain why major injuries (such as limb loss...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.036
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Flying-fox predation has been a problem to horticulturists on the North Coast of New South Wales since the industry was established. Predation is especially severe in spring/early summer when most fruit crops are ripening. Flying-fox predation has inflicted considerable losses on fruit...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.046
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Management of Grey-headed Flying-foxes in Queensland faces similar challenges to those faced in other states, although there are some specific Qld issues. Loss of habitat is a major threatening process; with loss of habitat comes increasing interaction with humans and the consequent “turf wars...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 446–461.
Published: 17 March 2014
... settlement of Noosa Shire, South-east Queensland, with particular emphasis on the economic and political drivers and the resultant loss and fragmentation of Koala Phascolarctos cinereus habitat. Patterns of habitat loss between 1860 and 1970 were quantified at a coarse level from historical and land tenure...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 13–24.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Morgan S. Pratchett; Bethan J. Lang; Samuel Matthews ABSTRACT Outbreaks of the Pacific Crown-of-thorns Starfish Acanthaster cf. solaris are a major contributor to the sustained loss of coral, and the long-term degradation of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. There is a major imperative to reverse...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 591–609.
Published: 01 December 2018
... techniques for identifying banded individuals; proved identification of individuals based on contact calls, and suggested using individual vocal recognition as a method of non-invasive monitoring of endangered bird species; demonstrated the loss of large hollow-bearing trees was greater than replacements...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 769–783.
Published: 01 December 2018
... such as dispersal may cause the loss of certain demographic stages if compensatory immigration no longer occurs. Social interactions that facilitate mate pairing can become rare, reducing the likelihood of successful breeding pairs establishing. Against a backdrop of habitat loss and degradation, these factors may...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.061
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... the implementation of the TSC Act is working for ecological communities in relation to the key ecological issues of habitat loss and fragmentation, conservation of remnants, and conservation of ecological processes and disturbance regimes. To do this we use examples of endangered ecological communities from...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 18 August 2021
... to identify (i) threats faced by the koala across Victoria and (ii) their perceptions on koala population trends and potential threat mitigation actions. Wildlife rehabilitators identified habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation as the biggest threat to koalas, while vehicle collisions, heatwaves...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 June 2017
... you could do.” He claims that if we stop eating grazing animals and turn to a vegetarian diet then we will need to farm an additional area the size of Victoria plus Tasmania to meet our nutritional needs. Compared to rangeland grazing, clearing such large areas for crops means a loss of the vegetation...