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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 675–697.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and this study identified those same 15 species as being uncommon to rare on the Cumberland Plain. In addition, many other Cumberland Plain woodland bird species are uncommon and are also in decline. Apart from the threatened species it is likely that 12 other species may...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The depletion of native vegetation on the Cumberland Plain has been well documented. In 1995, Cumberland Plain Woodland was the first ecological community listed as endangered under the NSW Threatened Species Act (1995) and has subsequently been elevated to the status of critically endangered...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (1): 81–83.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of the cheetah's natural prey. This has greatly reduced their range. This restricted range, together with the small popu- lation, is believed responsible for low fertility and high infant mortality rates observed in the wild and in captivity. The birth of the three male cubs brings Western Plains Zoo's total...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 412–418.
Published: 17 March 2014
... (basalt) plains grassland, Victoria A. S. Kuttl G. Coubonl and J. Wainer' 'Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052 'F'resent address: Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811 'Invertebrate Survey Section, Museum...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Plains are among Australia's prime agricultural landscapes where the conservation of biodiversity occurs largely on private land. Consequently, we need to integrate climate change adaptation with rural land management and restoration practices. The research demonstrates the contribution from the cross...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 491–510.
Published: 25 August 2020
...,Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, NSW 2830, Australia * Corresponding author: School of Human Health and Social Sciences, Central Queensland University Australia (Adelaide Campus), 44 Greenhill Road,Wayville, South Australia, Australia, 5034. Email: b.p.smith@cqu.edu.au Where wild carnivores...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 315–330.
Published: 14 October 2011
..., Coomera, Qld, 4209, Australia 4Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo, NSW 2830, Australia *Author for correspondence - Dr Steve Johnston, School of Animal Studies, The University of Queensland, Gatton, QLD 4343, Australia; Phone - 61732026902; Fax - 61733655644; Email - stevejohnston@uqconnect.net A B ST R...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 3–41.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the fauna of the grassy woodlands on the Cumberland Plain and Southern Tablelands. The most significant impacts followed the clearing and fragmentation of the vegetation for agriculture. Changed fire regimes, the naturalization of exotic plants and animals, and disease were also factors in the decline...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (1): 22–28.
Published: 11 February 2013
... South Wales, the Bogong High Plains area (including sub-populations on Mt Bogong, the Bogong High Plains and Mt Higginbotham) and at Mt Buller in Victoria. Highest densities and breeding females are largely confined to periglacial blockfields and blockstreams (termed boulderfields) at altitudes above...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Despite international concern for biodiversity loss, as urban pressure increases on the Cumberland Plain of Western Sydney, the native vegetation continues to be lost despite being classified as an ‘endangered ecological community’ under both state and federal legislation. While substantial...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 20–21.
Published: 07 September 2012
...). In north-eastern Queensland, regions such as the Gulf Plains and Mitchell Grass Downs are thought to be significant barriers between eastern and western fauna species and subspecies (Schodde and Mason 1999). However there is a steady smattering of records of arid and inland species occurring much further...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.016
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... The ecology of the western rivers in New South Wales is inextricably linked with vast flood plains and the variable flow regimes characterized by droughts or floods. The freshwater fish fauna are adapted to this severe riverine environment. Human modifications to the waterways...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.084
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Sydney. Native snails are found in all vegetation types in and around Sydney, with some species, such as the Red Triangle Slug Triboniophorus graeffei commonly encountered in suburban gardens. Nearly all species are associated with specific vegetation or habitat types, such as the Cumberland Plain...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., and 2.6% of the total number of kangaroos in the commercial zone. The four decades of records of the population sizes show that the numbers vary between about 5 million and 18 million for the western plains, where the counting has been consistent over the same area since the beginning of the surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 414–423.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Mick Andren; David Milledge; David Scotts; Jill Smith ABSTRACT The Northern Long-nosed Potoroo Potorous tridactylus tridactylus is progressively disappearing from habitat remnants on the far north coast of New South Wales and is in danger of becoming extinct on the northern coastal plain...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 234–237.
Published: 28 October 2014
... to the site from an estimated distance of ≥ 32 km and appeared to be resident over a period of ≥ 4 months, coinciding with a localised irruption of Plains mice Pseudomys australis. Dietary analysis confirmed that the owls specialised on small mammals, with rodent and dasyurid species accounting for c. 98...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 470–481.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the riparian zone of the Paroo River (the Paroo landsystem) and lowest on the red sand plains of the Gumbalara landsystem. The Cobham landsystem, of which the wetland environment of Waitche Lake is an example, gave an intermediate level of species diversity. The Paroo landsystem had the greatest number...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 144–148.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., these top four topics demonstrate a consistent preference for ecologically-based viewpoints on contemporary conservation matters. A high degree of interest was shown in articles on Taronga/Western Plains Zoo (62%), fauna survey (60%). features taking up an entire edition, e.g., Riversleigh fossils (54...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (3-4): 66–91.
Published: 17 March 2014
... faunas meet Did differences were established between the vertebrate communities of vegetation growing on the low-lying, low-nutrient sands of the coastal plain (Wallum) and those of vegetation on elevated, higher nutrient meta-sediments. Past intensive land use in the south of the survey area may have...