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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 338–346.
Published: 07 July 2020
...Mathew S. Crowther; Kylie M. Cairns; Lily M. van Eeden; Mike Letnic The impact of hybridisation between dingoes and domestic dogs, and the subsequent introgression of domestic dog genes into dingo populations, remains a topic of significant impact. It has been claimed, but with little evidence...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Daniel Lunney; Brad Purcell; Steve McLeod; Gordon Grigg; Tony Pople; Steve Wolter ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to highlight long-term (four decades) research and monitoring the populations of the four species of large kangaroos in New South Wales (NSW). Kangaroos are counted by aerial surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 675–697.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... The literature only suggests that these factors are probable causes for these changes. However, it is likely that they are all responsible to varying degrees and continue to exert pressure on extant populations of small woodland birds. One of the main factors is considered to be habitat loss and fragmentation...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 499–504.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of this species into Australia. Corn snakes were recorded throughout the Sydney region. No snake clusters were found and this suggests that populations may not have become established in the wild yet. © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2017 Corn snake Elaphe guttata snake invasion...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 518–536.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Faye Wedrowicz; Wendy Wright; Rolf Schlagloth; Flavia Santamaria; Fred Cahir ABSTRACT We present an ecological history of the koala ( Phascolarctos cinereus ) population and its environment in South Gippsland, Victoria, both pre- and post- European settlement. We consider the role that the region's...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 272–280.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... Nevertheless, several features of Koala ecology must be considered. Firstly, their sustainable density for any habitat is unknown. The fact that they were not discovered by European colonists during the first 10 years of settlement indicates that the original population density was very low near Sydney...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 102–129.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of 1167 geo-referenced capture, kill, and confirmed sighting reports, from 1900 to 1940. They examine the probable causes of population collapse, and discuss the possibility that the species survived into the 1940s and beyond. Thylacine Thylacinus cynocephalus population post-1900 range © 2016...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (3): 443–446.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Lawrence Conole Variations in Large Bentwing-bat Miniopterus schreibersii echolocation call frequency throughout its range in Australia were investigated for patterns. Statistically significant differences were identified between the three main populations. Bats from Byaduk Caves and Warrnambool...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 69–99.
Published: 17 March 2014
... (mainly Trichosurus vulpecula ) population ecology and status. P. cinereus numbers peaked in southern Queensland around the turn of the century or in the first decade of the 20th century. In central Queensland, they peaked later, probably in the 1920s, and in north Queensland there does not appear to have...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 158–169.
Published: 17 March 2014
...S. A. Thomson; M. J. Littlejohn; W. A. Robinson; W. S. Osborne The Southern Tablelands populations of the Litoria aurea complex were studied to determine the status of each taxon. Examination of colour-pattern, morphology and advertisement calls was used to determine the extent of variation present...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 316–324.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Cameron Webb; Jean Joss Gambusia holbrooki is a small, aggressive fish introduced into Australia in 1925 to control mosquitoes. It has been suggested that this species may also prey on tadpoles and be a contributing factor in the decline of some Australian frog populations. We examined...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 267–274.
Published: 17 March 2014
...T. F. Clancy The commercial harvesting of kangaroos requires the regular monitoring of populations using a technique that is precise and reasonably accurate. Because of the broad distribution of the species and the generally large management areas, wildlife authorities rely on some form of aerial...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 781–787.
Published: 20 October 2011
... elongatus . The conservation value of these populations is regarded as regionally significant. All three species were detected by hand-searches of the spinifex grass highlighting the need to use experienced herpetologists when conducting reptile surveys in complex microhabitats. Their presence in the study...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 408–413.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Phillip Bishop The aims of this paper are to describe the distribution and status of bell frog populations in New Zealand and to highlight the potential benefits these New Zealand populations have for collaborative studies. Bell frogs ( Litoria aurea and L. raniformis ) were introduced to New...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 291–306.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Jannie Sperling; Gordon Grigg; Colin Limpus This paper presents the first data on the diving behaviour of Flatback turtles, Natator depressus , between nesting events. Dive profiles were recorded in turtles from breeding populations at Curtis Island in Queensland and at Bare Sand Island...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 165–172.
Published: 10 October 2011
...Garry Daly; Philip Craven We monitored populations of the Heath Frog Litoria littlejohni in conservation reserves near Nowra on the south coast of New South Wales. Thirteen 250 m transects located along perennial creeks were surveyed at night once a year for 30 minutes each from 2001 to 2006...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... The management of overabundant marsupial populations in Australia presents wildlife managers with numerous challenges. The prevailing socio-political climate is such that lethal control techniques are often deemed unacceptable for these populations, particularly in the case of Koalas...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.020
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... This paper examines populations of both abundant and overabundant native vertebrate species in New South Wales, human perceptions of the problem of overabundance and the ethical dimensions faced by managers. We argue that overabundant native vertebrate species form a group requiring specific...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.035
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... of the Environment reporting. This model identifies three ecological constraints and eight pressures which act to endanger populations of the Spotted-tailed Quoll in north Queensland. Ten responses required by managers and the community to ameliorate these pressures and return the species to a secure conservation...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.039
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The squirrel glider Petaurus norfolcensis is listed as a vulnerable species across New South Wales. The population in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area was considered to be at a higher level of threat ( i.e. in immediate danger of extinction) and was classified as an endangered population...