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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
... relationship persisted regardless of rainfall. The activity of rabbits and small mammals was lower where dingoes were absent and fox activity was high, while the activity of macropods was higher in the absence of dingoes. Feral cat activity did not differ significantly between sites under different dingo...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 206–224.
Published: 05 June 2014
...Harry Recher; William Davis, Jr. From 1999 to 2003, the Great Western Woodlands in Western Australia experienced above average summer and autumn rainfall. Although rainfall from 2004 to 2010 approximated long-term seasonal and annual averages, the soil and litter layer became parched...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of small wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, were drained in spring 2016 and allowed to refill via rainfall to improve conditions for the endangered green and golden bell frog Litoria aurea . Below-average rainfall was experienced that summer and the wetlands did not fully refill until early autumn...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 625–631.
Published: 17 March 2014
... recorded using an automated cassette recorder switched on for 10 seconds approximately every 15 minutes. To assess the effects of micrometeorology on calling I compared the mean hourly calling activity with air temperature, barometric pressure, humidity, rainfall and wind intensity with time of day as a co...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 245–250.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Francis Lemckert; Gordon Grigg We recorded the calling activity of frogs at a permanent pond 80 km south of Sydney between 1987 and 1989, documenting the calling seasons of five species and relating calling activity (within calling seasons) to temperature, humidity, barometric pressure and rainfall...
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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 (2016) 38 (2): 217–222.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of Carpentaria has experienced below average rainfall, contributing to no or short flow periods over most of the landscape. In light of modelled climate change (which predicts an increase in the number of years with low rainfall in northern Australia), along with intensification of agriculture development...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... however, has suggested that species with much broader distributions could experience significant range reductions by 2070, mainly as a result of a reduction in seasonal rainfall patterns. Changes in the frequency and regularity of rainfall may result in detrimental shifts in pond hydroperiod...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... and European settlement. Rainfall is known to be highly variable in space, time and intensity yet it is routinely described by mean values. Understanding long term trends is of greater value for sustainable management. CUSUM analysis is a valuable technique for demonstrating rainfall trends and illustrating...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 194–199.
Published: 30 September 2020
...Matthew J. Clancy; Etienne L. Littlefair ABSTRACT Anurans inhabiting Australia’s semi-arid and arid zones display eruptive breeding patterns. They emerge in large numbers to reproduce after significant rainfall before burrowing deep underground, where they remain concealed for extensive periods...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 477–486.
Published: 01 May 2020
... (87.5 % detection rate). Three environmental variables had most influence on detection probability of koalas, including nightly rainfall (-ve), nightly temperature (-ve) and topographic position (lower on ridges). Calling activity peaked at midnight. Sustained site occupancy, at least in the short-term...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2001.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
...-western New South Wales (Newsome et al. 2001). Analyses indicate insufficient rainfall to produce and support current red kangaroo densities. The causes are likely to be: increased run-off of rainfall from catchments due to over-grazing by sheep, rabbits and feral goats; the presence of a large...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.015
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... these more obtrusive element s of the herpetofauna, and attempt instead to assemble and consider the diverse strands of research dealing with the less conspicuous majority of species. The composition and diversity of the Northern Territory herpetofauna is strongly linked to a pronounced rainfall gradient...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... challenges due to the harsh environmental conditions or extreme weather events that may be encountered. Such conditions are especially likely to occur in arid environments. Fieldwork issues can arise from vehicle breakdowns, wildfires and heavy rainfall events, all of which can delay or even cancel data...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 591–609.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of nestlings; developed a method for assessing nestling condition based on body mass; and shown that total rainfall in the first half of autumn is a significant factor in timing of egg-laying. The conservation implications of this half-century of research on Carnaby's Cockatoo are discussed. © 2018 Royal...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 658–668.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the cave and associated feeding grounds in a high rainfall gully could function as a climate refuge for the species. The second case study used acoustic detectors over a 14 year period to describe changes in bat use of forest regenerating (harvesting/fire) from the 1970s when specific environmental...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 425–460.
Published: 01 September 2015
... recaptured a total of 922 times, giving a recovery rate of 19.4%. Residency, migration, irregularity of visits and the influence that rainfall and flooding played on these were examined. Birds banded elsewhere in the Riverina are recorded and the incidence of breeding is reported. The need for long term...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 234–237.
Published: 28 October 2014
...Peter McDonald; Chris Pavey Populations of Australian desert rodents are known to undergo booms in response to resource pulses following periods of high rainfall. Australia's arid-adapted Tyto owls have been recorded responding functionally and numerically to these small mammal booms, though...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 267–274.
Published: 15 August 2014
..., due mainly to large captures of Eulamprus murrayi . Amphibian capture frequencies did not differ between the two site types, but was found to differ with rainfall events. Findings from this study suggest that management practices reducing coarse woody debris availability should be avoided...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 258–264.
Published: 17 March 2014
... from sea level to over 1000 m, and annual rainfall from 600-1800 mm, but are unified by a dense ground cover and waterlogging red or white sandy clays. Some potential threats to these rodent's populations are postulated including loss of ground cover and clearing of habitat in coastal regions. Despite...