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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... their effects can be beneficial. The positive effects of pests arise when they become deeply embedded in ecological communities and are involved in webs of direct and indirect interactions with other species. In this paper, I first outline the concepts of direct and indirect interactions, and then describe two...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 09 March 2020
.... However, it was 21 years before Australia started the first comprehensive research trial into its efficacy in controlling the target species. The results of these tests that commenced in 1968 were an overwhelming failure. More tests in the 1970s had similar results, yet the broad-scale poisoning of pest...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.062
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... In Australia, invasive terrestrial pest species have been implicated in the decline of a number of threatened species. Under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 , pest threats can be listed as Key Threatening Processes which require the preparation of Threat Abatement Plans...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Pests are species that, when they become overabundant, have unacceptable effects on humans. Ironically, humans themselves have greatly increased their abundance in the last century. Although this increase, together with concomitant scientific and economic growth, has brought many benefits...
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
... the ultimate pest species - humans. We regard the issue of overabundance as a challenge to the discipline of ecology. The burgeoning world population of people and the koalas on Kangaroo Island both reflect the same process, throwing up similar biological and ethical dilemmas. ...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/9780980327212
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of poison/poisoned baits applied. Campaigns were targeted towards an increasing number of declared species, and eventually the technology took to the sky in 1947. No region was then beyond the reach of the pest control agencies. Agricultural expansion in partnership with use of broadspectrum poisons has...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 81–84.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Emily O'Gorman; Thom van Dooren ABSTRACT This paper explores the place of pest species in agricultural landscapes in Australia. Drawing on historical, ethnographic and philosophical research, we consider the very particular—reductive, utilitarian, monological—ways of understanding and valuing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.030
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... On 4 May 2001, the NSW Scientific Committee made a Final Determination to list the Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus as a Vulnerable species in New South Wales on Schedule 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act. The Committee made this determination because, in its view...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Dramatic changes to Victorian landscapes and faunal assemblages followed the arrival of Europeans. Many species of birds and mammals declined or disappeared from large parts of their former ranges. Conversely, these ecological changes provided opportunities for a small number of species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... of local waterways. There are now breeding populations within Australia, at least in New South Wales and Queensland. This paper reviews the current evidence for feral Red-eared Sliders populations in this country and the approach governments of Australia have taken to overcome the spread of this species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.004
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Accidental introductions into the marine environment have been either by hull-fouling or ballast water. While a large number of species has been introduced accidently (more than 150 species are known), only a few are classified as pests. Four selected for discussion are the Seastar Asterias...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.004
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... because those species are now so abundant. How can balance be regained in western New South Wales? Pest species will have to be controlled; but it is not simply a matter of removing the offending animals and re-introducing the vanished (if extant). Firstly, key habitats for species must be identified...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 49–62.
Published: 01 January 2019
..., for killing invasive (‘pest’ or ‘weed’) species to benefit native species, there is far less well-developed context and regulatory basis for the issue of killing native species to benefit other native species, and it may evoke considerable community concerns. Given the moral complexities of this issue, I use...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Sodium monofluoroacetate (Compound 1080) is used to kill pest species such as foxes in Australia and possums in New Zealand. In both countries it is an essential component of conservation programmes. The poisoned animals die in considerable pain. Striking a balance between its effectiveness...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 140–150.
Published: 01 January 2019
... mitigation of rabbit impacts. Tanja Strive, Mark Tizard, Peter R. Brown, Steve Henry, Keith Hayes, Peter Caley, Lucy Carter and Andrew W. Sheppard - (CSIRO) - Opportunities for using novel genetic control tools for the control of Australian vertebrate pest species. Nicola Harrod, Mike Braysher and Jasmyn...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
... mitigation of rabbit impacts in Australia Tanja Strive1,2* and Tarnya E. Cox2,3 1Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Health & Biosecurity, Canberra, ACT, Australia 2Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, Canberra, Australia 3Vertebrate Pests Research Unit, New South Wales Department...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Joy A. Becker; Michael P. Ward; Paul M. Hick ABSTRACT In Australia, the common carp ( Cyprinus carpio ) is a significant pest species because it dominates fish communities in numerous catchment areas. In 2016, Australia launched a national control plan based on the use of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.060
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
..., adaptive management will need to be underpinned by sustained research on a variety of fronts to achieve the successful transition of the Grey-headed Flying-fox from pest to threatened species and ultimately to recovery. It will take a shift in perception to adjust to adopting a long-term vision...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 530–561.
Published: 17 March 2014
... cats as secondary factors. Much of the decline occurred before food shortages or habitat destruction caused by sheep grazing, habitat destruction caused by wheat farming, and changes in Aboriginal fire regimes. Dated and localised records of disease affecting conspicuous (often pest) species, when...