1-20 of 373 Search Results for

organism

Follow your search
Access your saved searches in your account

Would you like to receive an alert when new items match your search?
Close Modal
Sort by
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
... to cause a reduction in the pH of the surface ocean from 8.1 to 7.7 units and a reduction in carbonate ion (CO 3 2- ) concentration required for calcifying marine organisms. Of growing concern is the potential impact that this change in ocean chemistry will have on marine and estuarine organisms...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.019
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... and plants have “broadcast” fertilization, dispersive larvae and very variable survival in the plankton. Patchy patterns of arrival of new animals into coastal habitats, along with varied interactions among species and between organisms and their surrounding environment, lead to characteristic patterns...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.044
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Organ Pipes NP in NW Melbourne is a replanted eucalypt woodland where timber bat boxes of Stebbings' English design were installed in 1992 and first used late in1994. The bats found have been over 90% Gould's and 7% Large Forest Bats. Boxes of 6 different designs were tried over 15 years...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.066
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Formal networks such as the Marine and Coastal Community Network (MCCN), the Threatened Species Network (TSN) and the Community Biodiversity Network (CBN) present both models and avenues for building partnerships between community organizations and scientific organizations to achieve better...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.006
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... organisms as the ultimate measure of biodiversity. The numbers of genes in different organisms are important, and phylogenetic relationships are crucial. Groups of localities preserving more of the heritable information content are favoured over groups preserving less. Especially for bacteria and soil...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.011
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
..., environmentally-mediated diseases have affected a diverse range of both terrestrial and marine organisms. The ecological impacts of diseases are likely to be more severe when they affect habitat-forming organisms like trees, corals and seaweeds, as any impacts could cascade throughout entire communities...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.007
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Chemical prospecting for pharmaceuticals in natural organisms (bioprospecting) has been both championed as a tool for conservation and criticised for not being environmentally sustainable. However, there has been little attempt to address the ways that bioprospecting could contribute...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Wildlife research has few immediate economic consequences, and over the last 10-20 years has collapsed as a serious research program within Australia's premier research organization, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). In spite of great public support...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.038
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Data on the distribution of approximately 340 species of heterotrophic flagellates (protozoa) in 29 communities from sites around the world are summarized. We seek to minimize the impact of factors extrinsic to the actual distribution of organisms that may distort our perception...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.011
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
... There is a general, although unfounded, belief that marine organisms are widespread with a low risk of extinction. In reality, many are restricted to small areas with greatly restricted ranges. Narrow range endemics are the result of a combination of intrinsic (biological) and extrinsic...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998.022
EISBN: 9780958608503
... of management efforts from charismatic species to the gamut of organisms and the interactions between them. Despite its wide-ranging scope, biodiversity is currently best measured using the species as the basic unit. Because an overwhelming majority of species on the planet are invertebrates, these organisms...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 04 August 2021
... identified the excretory organs (nephridia) and their openings, although he erroneously assigned them to a dual role of excretion and respiration. Moreover, he highlighted the importance of the position of the genital opening as a diagnostic character, described the ventral/preventral organs...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Lily M. van Eeden; Christopher R. Dickman; Thomas M. Newsome; Mathew S. Crowther ABSTRACT Taxonomy plays an important role in defining biodiversity and shaping conservation efforts. However, the biological species concept is a human construct and organisms that do not abide by the rules do not fit...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.036
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... This paper examines the threat to science from organized pseudoscience. It is easy to show that the general public's understanding of science is very poor. Therefore, determined people can advocate ‘alternatives’ to science which appear plausible to non-scientists. With skilful marketing, large...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... of other animals which are dependent on live corals. To date these losses of the other invertebrates (non corals) have been largely neglected and this paper attempts to rectify this and also to highlight the impact of these. However other groups of organisms responsible for bioerosion of coral substrates...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.053
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995. Three are listed as endangered, three as vulnerable and seven as rare. The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, together with other organizations, continues to protect and manage these species. This paper details the threatened invertebrate species known...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
..., into simpler measures, which are more amenable to analysis. These are not generally successful because they capture only part of the variation in assemblages of organisms. This paper introduces the basic components into which measures of biodiversity can be “decomposed” to allow existing methods of analyses...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 641–651.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Emily F. McColl-Gausden; Andrew R. Weeks; Reid Tingley ABSTRACT Environmental DNA, or eDNA—DNA shed from organisms and extracted from environmental samples—is an emerging survey technique that has the potential to transform biodiversity monitoring in freshwater ecosystems. We provide a brief...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.947
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... F orestcheck is a monitoring framework devised in 1999 to quantify, record, interpret and report on the status of key forest organisms, communities, and processes in response to both forest management activities and natural variation. Monitoring is treated in this initiative as a form...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... to manage the burgeoning koala population on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. While these dilemmas are often played out publicly for terrestrial vertebrates, we also draw attention to the importance of invertebrate pests, such as invading ants, and marine organisms in ships' ballast, and then discuss...