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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 143–144.
Published: 07 February 2013
... of these effects is scant (Babcock pers comm Science under siege- comment on Kearney article Faith, vested interests and the scientific method: a critique of Kearney David J Booth Professor of Marine Ecology, Fish Ecology Lab, UTS, Sydney Institute of Marine Science Australian Zoologist volume 35 (4)2011 143...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.008
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... When scientists come under attack, it is predictable that the attackers will use methods to minimise public outrage over the attack, including covering up the action, devaluing the target, reinterpreting what is happening, using official processes to give an appearance of justice...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Age can be an important predictor of an individual's survival or reproductive fate and therefore methods for determining ages of wild animals are of general interest. Bats are assigned to age classes based on morphological measurements (e.g. forearm measurement and tooth wear...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.052
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... This paper summarises 12 months of research at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney to manage a permanent camp of Grey-headed Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus that had encamped in an area of culturally significant trees. New and innovative methods came to light from these studies. Numbers...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Determining the population dynamics of the vulnerable Grey-headed Flying-fox, Pteropus poliocephalus requires accurate methods of estimating the age of wild animals. Traditionally, wild juvenile P. poliocephalus have been aged by comparing their forearm measurements to those of known-aged...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.045
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... variables) and by the nature of the data these sampling methods can provide. Capture techniques are the preferred method but capture using mesh (‘gill’) nets is limited by stream flows and the presence of fish and/or large woody debris (‘snags’). Fyke netting, the other preferred method, is largely...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... on a steep collection of ledges, which means that regardless of their thigmotatic nature, counts can be made of seals from a distance on the horizontal plain. Counts were performed using three methods and at four distances. The three methods trialed were direct counts through binoculars, counts from video...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.054
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... is a legitimate source of knowledge, but only if it is fallible. A range of behavioural and numerical methods may be employed to elicit, combine and communicate opinions in deliberation processes by expert groups. Expert groups provide an efficient and convenient way of synthesising a broad range of knowledge...
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
... million per year. Exclusion netting has proven to be the most effective method of protecting fruit crops from flying-foxes. However, concerns regarding the economic viability of netting have prevented its use in areas where market returns are relatively low, such as the Camden district of NSW. To test...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.020
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... A clearly-articulated paradigm is described that guides much current research-based conservation effort. This paradigm, which uses a reductionist approach, provides a method for unambiguously identifying threats to biodiversity, such as causes of species' declines, and a method...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.019
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... New methods using habitat modelling coupled to geographic information systems (CIS) for characterizing the habitat of forest fauna are reviewed. On the basis of these approaches, potential avenues for expanding, linking and re-creating wildlife habitats are considered. We suggest...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... as a conservation strategy in flying-foxes, it is vital that an accurate method of oestrus detection or ovulation induction be established. The integrated examination of plasma hormones, behaviour and vaginal cytology, following direct hormonal stimulation of folliculogenesis in the ovaries, may improve the signal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.010
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Wetland classification and assessment of conservation significance are based on criteria that generally exclude one of the largest components of biodiversity in lentic systems: the invertebrates. Preliminary data are presented on sampling efficiency and methods required to describe invertebrate...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.003
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
...., recruitment) and large scales (e.g., wave-forces) are illustrated here for intertidal species. The information needed to describe patterns of diversity in complex assemblages is defined. A novel method of analysing variability in diversity is described to unravel complexity and to quantify changes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.068
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... scientists could assist amateur monitors with survey design, field monitoring methods and identification keys. By using a collaborative approach linking amateurs and professionals, it is proposed that a series of community-based regional invertebrate monitoring events could engage the interest and concern...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.048
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Flying-foxes. HSI believes that culling and other negative reinforcement methods are inappropriate for managing flying-fox issues. We need to become more sophisticated in our response to human-animal conflicts and less reliant on lethal methods. Our focus has been on stopping an animal's innate response...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.025
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... with a varying degree of success. A maximum trail length of 19.7 m was obtained and the average length was 5.14 m. These preliminary results indicate the potential of this technique as a non-interruptive tracking method for small reptiles over short distances (i.e., until the powder brushes off). Questions...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.009
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... The experiencing of wildlife by tourists has become the business of wildlife tourism (WT). Essentially, this is about increasing the probability of positive encounters with wildlife for visitors whilst protecting the wildlife resource. There is a wide range of species, habitats, methods...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.1055
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... and Reptile School providing detailed information on the biology, identification and survey methods. Ethics and licensing are components of both courses. The varied educational level of attendees provides a significant challenge to course teachers. Direct contact with live animals is very important...