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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 09 May 2022
...Michael J. Murphy ABSTRACT The Pilliga Forest is one of the largest surviving woodland remnants on the New South Wales western slopes in inland eastern Australia. Collation of personal observations by a resident herpetologist working in the Pilliga Forest over a 12-year period identified 18 frog...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 240–253.
Published: 17 March 2014
... in the state was estimated at 85 400. These results vary substantially from recent estimations which placed the size of the New South Wales population at one million animals. Black Flying-foxes occupied seven camps at the time of the count and their abundance was estimated at 72 500. Periods of concentration...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 432–442.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Alistair Glen; Jeff Short The sheep grazing industry has been an economic mainstay of New South Wales from the early period of European settlement. The dingo quickly established itself as a predator of sheep and a pest of the pastoral industry. In the latter decades of the nineteenth century...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 69–99.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Greg Gordon; Frances Hrdina The Queensland Koala Phascolarctos cinereus and possum harvests were regulated from 1906-1927 and 1906-1936, respectively. Before that, there was an uncontrolled harvest. Historical data from the harvest period were analysed to gain information on P. cinereus and possum...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.039
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... The composition of frog communities and the numbers of the various species present have been studied for over 15 years in several habitats in the Watagan Mountains are of New South Wales, making it possible to document changes in these features over this period. The habitats studied include two...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.019
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
...). The incubation period of the natural nest was 69 days compared to laboratory incubation periods of 73–80 days at 30°C and 54 days at 33°C. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
... that such aggression could affect the abundance and distribution of small woodland birds, however, appears only in the period after World War II. The changing ecological role of Noisy Miners, and the associated changes in cultural attitude to the species, appear linked to the loss, fragmentation and degradation...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (3): 719–732.
Published: 06 December 2021
... was taken by a Lace Monitor ( Varanus varius ) on August 29. A camera placed at the nest when discovered was active for the entire monitoring period. Thirteen sound recordings (in 6h periods) were made at the nest between July 16 and August 28 inclusive. The literature on vocalisations by the female...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 658–668.
Published: 01 December 2018
... outline three case-studies of long-term research on forest bats using different techniques. These involve annual monitoring of populations at cave roosts, periodic monitoring of forest bat activity with ultrasonic detectors and advanced mark-recapture modelling of annual banding data to describe...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 417–432.
Published: 13 April 2021
... prior to and post significant rainfall events. Following this, top down regulation of fox populations during dry periods at sites where dingoes are retained may enable higher and more stable “baseline” densities of small vertebrates, from which a larger and more rapid rate of increase of these prey...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... in the use of different fishing methods - with men using multi-pronged fishing spears and women using hook-and-line. Fishing continued to be an important activity for Aboriginal people around Port Jackson in the early colonial period, though the technology and division of labour changed with the introduction...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 283–286.
Published: 04 December 2020
... Upgrade in eastern NSW automated cameras were used to monitor a number of underpasses. The first monitoring period (autumn 2018) recorded photographic evidence of a Spotted-tailed Quoll Dasyurus maculatus using a combined underpass on day 61 of a 63-night monitoring period. To our knowledge...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.042
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... mg·L −1 ) to approximate concentrations recorded in previous hydrological studies. Growth for both species and survivorship (individuals had lost a designated body mass) for M. balbus did not differ significantly between the three treatments over the 18-week experimental period. Survivorship of H...
Journal Articles
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.048
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Freshwater crocodiles Crocodylus johnstoni were observed aestivating in dry caverns in the undercut banks of Saunders Creek in the Northern Territory during each dry season over a period o f six years. During most years at the site there were both crocodiles that had been marked in previous...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.014
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... During a 28-day survey of the herpetofauna of the Mossman Gorge area a total of 24 species (15 reptiles and nine amphibians) was recorded, with a further three reptile and three amphibian species being added by other workers. As the survey was conducted over a relatively short period the list...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
..., then the use of ranking population status, onto the results from short-term surveys using systematic methodology and finally from surveys undertaken over longer periods of time. Such surveys, considered as repeatable and systematic, can be classed as monitoring surveys. Several such surveys are described...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... and some localities farther south and attempts to trace the progress of a southerly extension of range of the species of some 400 km (Port Macquarie to Kiama) since about 1970. Recent sightings also indicate that in the Sydney area the adult flight period is commencing earlier in the season...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 243–255.
Published: 06 May 2022
... released, and the remainder were still in care, but due for release soon. The number of koalas that came into care for reasons not related to the fires over the same time period was 307. From the point of view of each surviving individual koala, the rehabilitation was a success. What the rescue...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.022
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... and erosion. The selection presented here reflects what emerged as most relevant during the period of editing Future of the Fauna of Western New South Wales. ...