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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 548–553.
Published: 20 October 2011
.... Student perceptions of what constitutes a good learning experience in zoology reflected the common belief that experiential learning, particularly in the field, were critical to successful undergraduate programs. Postgraduates reflected on the very specific nature of MSc and PhD projects...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 576–589.
Published: 20 October 2011
... in 2005 with a mandate to counteract the impact of invasive animals in Australia through the development and application Public perceptions of foxes and fox eradication in Tasmania N.I. Fisher1,5, A.J. Lee2, J.H.J. Cribb3 and G. D. Haynes4 1School of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Sydney, NSW...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... This paper examines populations of both abundant and overabundant native vertebrate species in New South Wales, human perceptions of the problem of overabundance and the ethical dimensions faced by managers. We argue that overabundant native vertebrate species form a group requiring specific...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.050
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... following their protection in 1986 provides useful information that can assist current management. Community perceptions must be understood and incorporated in practice if management decisions about flying-foxes are to be effective. In 1988 flying-fox sightings ( n =1303) were found to be widespread across...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.1059
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... and implement. Consequently, this book is as much about perception as policy, including our perception of what makes up forest fauna. Most chapters deal with vertebrates, a reflection of an early interest in vertebrates no doubt fuelled by legislation which targets threatened vertebrates, as well...
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 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... environmental or socio-economic impacts in Australia until quite recently. There are long-standing wild populations in several states that have been managed for many years as a valuable resource for hunting rather than as a pest. In very recent times a perception has developed that wild deer numbers...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
.... There is a public blindness to the reality of bats, their natural history, their ecology and conservation. Like most treatment of bats through the ages, Dracula , the 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker featuring as its primary character the vampire Count Dracula, has left a legacy of a perception of bats...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... in Australia and investigate the changing perceptions that have ensued. Cane toads frequently make headlines when they venture into new areas, sparking a new wave of public animosity and outrage. Questions addressed: Are these responses justified or is Bufo marinus merely a highly recognizable target...
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 (2011) 35 (1): 18–27.
Published: 04 October 2011
... and perceptions of dingoes around Australia are explored to reveal how different aspects of the dualisms identified are drawn upon within different contexts. Illustrations of the contradictory constructions of dingoes highlight the need to critically deconstruct discourses relating to wildlife, particularly when...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 438–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., 21 said they were currently not active participants. Their reasons for not participating anymore included lack of time, technical issues, and a perception of high turtle abundance that indicated conservation efforts are unnecessary. The motives that originally inspired their participation were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.036
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... with these perceptions rather than managing the real issues. In addition, there are still gaps in our ecological knowledge of flying-foxes, which need to be filled in order to better manage these animals. This paper outlines a Commonwealth-funded, collaborative project involving universities, local councils...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 228–256.
Published: 01 January 2018
... environment, the development of the World Heritage List and changing perceptions about the values and importance of rainforest in subtropical and temperate Australia. The concept of a serial nomination and its relevance to a geographically widespread collection of sites is considered. The nomination included...
Includes: Multimedia, Supplementary data
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 446–457.
Published: 17 March 2014
... people and dingoes, and between people and penguins, are explored in these Australian settings. Data drawn from interviews, observations and management policies show that as perceptions of wildlife change, management of human-wildlife interactions must also change. 446 December 2006 AustralianZoologist...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 108–118.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of mammalian biology, ecology, invasion biology and human perception, and represents a globally unique perspective. New Zealand mammalogists have utilised this grounding to make significant contributions to mammalogy and ecology, both locally and internationally. Australia conservation exotic feral...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (3): 321–331.
Published: 14 March 2013
... was legislated as the first national park in the world. The politics of the decision to rewrite history to make Yellowstone National Park the signature ‘first’ national park in the world is entangled with the perception of RNP's history. This decision reveals much about the workings of Earth Day politics in USA...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 534–543.
Published: 20 October 2011
... that they attempt to convey to their readers. The data generated by this study exemplify the perceptions of C. taurus as represented by major Australian newspapers between the years 1969 and 2009. The study revealed that the majority of the news articles examined fell within a neutral range and that the level...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.041
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... of European settlement, focusing on densities of hollow trees; 3) the impact of fire and climate change on loss of tree hollows; and 4) the implications of recent ecological research on perceptions of the vulnerability of hollow-using bats. We argue the need for an urgent re-evaluation of these issues...