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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 24 January 2024
.... 5Australasian Bat Society, Milsons Point, New South Wales, Australia. 6Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia. *Corresponding author. Email: matthew.mo@environment.nsw.gov.au Negative public attitudes toward particular species can have...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 214–219.
Published: 11 November 2020
... of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia 2.Anzac Parade, Middle Point, NT 0822, Australia *Corresponding author: rick.shine@mq.edu.au We describe a case of a free-ranging Carpet Python Morelia spilota consuming a toxic Cane Toad Rhinella marina, and dying as a result. Such an encounter...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 65–67.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Hawkeswood2 '1 17 Derby Street, Penrith, New South Wales 2750 'C/- North Star Caravan Resort, Coast Road, Hastings Point, New South Wales 2489 ABSTRACT A new larval host plant, Eucalyptus goniocalyx F. Muell, ex Mig. (Myriaceae), is recorded for the Australian buprestid beetle Nascio vetusta (Boisduval). Its...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 559–567.
Published: 01 December 2018
... does not disappear as a result of rehabilitation work, no matter how good it is. Brad Law takes another tack, noting long-term research on Australian bats as being glaring in its absence. He points out that long-term data are vital for understanding climate change impacts and other environmental...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 88–90.
Published: 17 March 2014
...T. Marshall; B. L. McIntyre Taste panel assessments were conducted to gain information on the eating quality of kangaroo meat. Meat, from six male and six female animals ranging in age from 1.5 to 9 years was assessed by taste panels for tenderness (on a six point scale), flavour (on a five point...
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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 414–425.
Published: 14 October 2011
... of 2003. At all sites the observed distribution of frogs amongst microhabitat categories differed from their availability, as assessed by sampling of random points. Frogs were located most often on bare soil, bare rock or leaf litter when on land, and on floating, submergent and emergent vegetation...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Characterization of the whole population based on sample groups will always have a representation error, which will change with growth of the sample group size. At a certain point it will be negligible and with further sampling beyond that point the error remains practically unchanged...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 181–186.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Graham Pyke For more than 20 years there has been conflict arising from different points of view concerning the role of the introduced honeybee. There is a strong prima facie argument, and some supporting evidence, that introduced honeybees are likely to adversely affect the environment. Some land...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
..., in which case each species will respond directly to environmental factors; 2) dependent upon a set of biological interactions among species; or 3) of a combination of both environmental and biological factors. Our second point is that climate extremes will drive substantial change beyond any changes...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 82–89.
Published: 04 October 2011
... site was allocated to one of three categories. At the Seal Slide, 1 to 11 pups were born over nine pupping seasons and it is classed as a breeding colony. At four sites (Black Point, Cave Point, Cape Bouguer and North Casuarina Island), small numbers of pups were recorded over two or more seasons...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 256–271.
Published: 01 December 2019
... with a dense shrublayer of heath, but was often ecotonal. Forty-six percent of the sites were within 100 m of cliff edges/waterfalls. The lithology of sites where the frog was found varied from Hawkesbury, Nowra and Snapper Point sandstones. The exception was a population south of Ulladulla that occurs...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... change have shaped the ways in which different groups of people perceive and act towards landscapes and animals in parklands along the Georges River and the National Park which surrounds it from Voyager Point downstream to Alfords Point. The various groups considered are Anglo-Irish, Aboriginal...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of their switching their prey base to endemic land birds and breeding seabirds. Simultaneous point surveys and radio-tracking of two female owls over 14 months in 2009–2010 indicated that owls occupied small overlapping home ranges with smaller discrete home range cores. The population of Tyto novaehollandiae...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
... in 1975. The periods of decline correspond with periods of drought, with the Millennium drought showing a considerable dip to a low point in kangaroo numbers in 2005. Initial assessments from data dominated by drought found recent rainfall was the best predictor of rate of increase in kangaroo numbers...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and that agriculture is a major driver of wildlife extinction. In the increasing concern for the animals raised and slaughtered for human food on an industrial scale, the question of the number of species, rather than the number of individuals, hardly ever enters the debate. Yet this is a point of considerable...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 477–487.
Published: 01 June 2017
... planning case studies in the Bateman's Bay region of NSW. Integration of ecosystem services into systematic conservation planning typically can ensure good regional biodiversity outcomes. However, as we increase the estimated value of ecosystem services in localities, the region reaches a tipping point...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 379–389.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and many of the resident animals. The livestock industries must relish this free promotion. But, the logic is wrong – dangerously wrong! After providing a brief history of the Australian diet, food industry and animal industries, I point out, with some simple calculations, that as appealing as the argument...