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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 177–212.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Geoff Williams; Paul Adam Pollination is an essential process in the life cycle of most flowering plants and thus maintenance of the process is necessary for the long-term maintenance of rainforest ecosystems and their associated biota. As rainforest stands become fragmented will disruption...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 884–887.
Published: 20 October 2011
...Cameron Webb The foraging behaviour of the introduced honey bee Apis mellifera on the saltmarsh plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora was observed over three days at Sydney Olympic Park in February 2007. Within an observation area of approximately 3m × 3m, the number of flowering and non-flowering...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.899
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... While the impacts of the introduced plant pathogen Phytophthora cinnamomi on Australian forest flora are well documented, its possible indirect impacts on fauna through changes to floristics and plant structure are less clear. We reviewed the literature on the responses of forest animal...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.041
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... This paper outlines a tree-planting scheme with the dual aim of conserving Grey-headed Flying-foxes Pteropus poliocephalus and reducing damage to fruit crops. Grey-headed Flying-foxes experience resource bottlenecks during winter and spring because of past habitat clearing and the erratic...
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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.2007.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... We reviewed published, quantitative studies examining the effects of exotic plants in native vegetation on the species richness and abundance of birds and mammals. We asked whether the incursion of exotic plants into native vegetation has led to consistent declines, increases or no changes...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 464–476.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., Plants and People Project, School of Environmental and Rural Sciences, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia. 2Vertebrate Pest Research Unit, Biosecurity NSW, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Orange Agricultural Institute, Forest Road Orange, NSW 2800, Australia. 3 Vertebrate Pest...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.077
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... This paper assesses the effects of vegetation retention and garden planting on birds in the rapidly urbanising greater Brisbane region. Formerly forested areas that are cleared and urbanised show a large reduction in the number of small-bodied species, and a minor increase in the number...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.020
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... We examined patterns in the abundance and species richness of arthropods in Australian rangelands, and explored the potential for using different biotic groups (plants, vertebrates and arthropods) as indicators of grazing impact. The most diverse and abundant arthropods in pitfall-traps were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.013
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... variables and inter-site geographical separation. Results of this analysis are compared with those obtained from analyses of spatial turnover in species composition of vertebrates and vascular plants. Biological dissimilarity between sites is correlated with inter-site environmental differences for all...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... brushtail possum densities based on a site's planting regime. Based on evidence of the relationships between the diet of native arboreal folivores and plant defence mechanisms (which are most pronounced in native plant species), we advocate the use of native tree and shrub species of local provenance...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.060
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Typically, reserve selection is based on representative community types classified primarily by vegetation. Whether they contain representative faunal communities has been little tested. The distribution and abundance of carabid beetles from 41 sites, representing a range of plant community...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.020
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... elevations where only 2% remains. Within this region floral resources are more abundant during winter and spring when plants growing on poor quality soils flower. Honeyeaters recruit into these areas during winter and breed before departing as floral resources wane. Honeyeaters regularly move distances of 10...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 4072. Mailing address: 639 Gold Creek Rd., Brookfield, QLD 4069. 5 Invasive Plants & Animals Research, Biosecurity Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ecosciences Precinct, GPO Box 267, Brisbane Q 4001, Australia. A BS TR...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 617–626.
Published: 01 December 2018
... from his personal experience. Furthermore, although the studies described here relate to ants, the themes and recommendations could relate to almost any component of the biota, whether animals or plants. Why are long-term studies important? Before commencing, we need to consider why long-term studies...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.063
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Australia’s abundant and diverse bee fauna plays a significant part in native terrestrial ecosystems. In several instances the long-term co-evolution between endemic bee and flowering plant species has yielded vulnerable mutual dependence between plant and pollinator. Conservation of bee species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.013
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... Town planners have traditionally drawn lines on maps to demarcate areas zoned for residential, industrial, recreational and conservation purposes. In principle, people's homes should be confined to one zone, parkland to another and native plants and animals to yet another. In practice...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.015
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... remain poorly understood. Most research in the Darling District has been directed to disturbance ecology including mining, logging, fire and plant disease. Rehabilitation following bauxite mining and the dynamics and management of dieback disease caused by Phytophthora dnnamomi in the jarrah forest...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
.... Together with the Region's indigenous flora and fauna, Sydney's exotic plants and animals create a ‘hot spot for biodiversity’ exceeding any natural area in its richness, with a total species richness of higher plants and vertebrates in excess of 10,000 species. Recognition of the importance of non-native...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 62–82.
Published: 01 January 2016
... Identification of individual Carnaby s Cockatoos Calyptorhynchus latirostris from distinctive plumage markings Kayley M. Usher1,2, Christine Groom3,4, Denis A. Saunders5 1. CSIRO Land and Water, Underwood Ave, Floreat, Western Australia. 2. Department of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (2): 403–409.
Published: 17 March 2014
...: Thripidae) D. Zabaras S. G. Wyllie,' R. N. Spooner-Hart: a n d D. Tronson ' 'Centre for Biostructural and Biomolecular Research, U.W.S. Hawkesbury, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia 2753 Centre for Horticulture and Plant Sciences, U.W.S. Hawkesbury, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia 2753 ABSTRACT...