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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 187–197.
Published: 17 March 2014
... regimes in River Red Gum wetlands for waterbird breeding. The main study area was the middle section of the Murrumbidgee River in New South Wales. Average lag times between flooding under nest trees and first nests of Darter, cormorants, herons, egrets, Australian White Ibis and spoonbills ranged from two...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 December 2018
... studies that have focussed on other components of the fire regime. Long-term experiments are important when studying the effects of various fire regimes on invertebrate assemblages as responses often take time to be expressed, and may follow changes in habitat availability associated with interactions...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.007
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... of the regime used to manage these forests and supply pulpwood were examined within this context, and the consequences of woodchipping for fauna protection are discussed. Fauna populations were being restructured by this regime, which ‘squeezed’ them between priorities for wood production and fire management...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.061
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... the implementation of the TSC Act is working for ecological communities in relation to the key ecological issues of habitat loss and fragmentation, conservation of remnants, and conservation of ecological processes and disturbance regimes. To do this we use examples of endangered ecological communities from...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 52–56.
Published: 01 December 2017
... mammals. In general this occurs under governance regimes that fail to provide any practical incentives to users to limit their exploitation and develop sustainable management. However, use of wild species for food alongside other values can underpin successful models of robust and sustainable management...
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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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.005
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... forest and woodland types of the Northern Territory, noting characteristics of their fauna and their main management issues. The conservation threats are pervasive and insidious: landscape-wide degradation by weeds and exotic animals, and sub-optimal fire regimes. Largely unrecognised in the general...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
... down” effects is still much debated. This study explored the potential role of an apex predator, the dingo, as a “top down” trophic regulator in Australian arid ecosystems under different levels of primary productivity and dingo management regimes. Consistent with the theory of top down regulation...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.030
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... term, occasional high intensity wildfires in spring or summer encourage the growth of a dense understorey. Some fire regimes, particularly frequent, low-intensity bums in autumn currently used in forest management, will reduce and eventually eliminate the dense understorey. As it is lost, many native...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 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 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.013
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... The aim of this chapter is to encourage an historical view in considering the conservation of Australia’s forest fauna. The settings and opportunities for fauna in today’s forests are closely related to the cutting practices and management regimes of the past. To provide a context...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.037
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... and interpretation of the hybrid zones, are advanced. Because of the ongoing fragmentation of the zones through changes in land use, and the accompanying modification of the selective regimes that may influence the structure and location of hybrid zone, it is recommended that the highest priority should be given...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 214–227.
Published: 01 January 2018
... significant threats to the biota include: changed fire regimes; exotic predators, diseases and herbivores; and drought and climate change. Conservation reserves in the region were originally chosen on aesthetic appeal, often aligning poorly to modern CAR (comprehensive, adequate and representative) criteria...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.021
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... to a spectrum of susceptibility to local extinction. Larval foodplant preferences are one key to the persistence of species in habitats under varying degrees of disturbance. Survival of these plants, and hence xanthorhoines, is sensitive to grazing pressure, fire regimes and human management, including...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... to GBMWHA cultural and natural heritage are also discussed, with hot fires resulting from changes to burning regimes and climate change a particular threat to both mammals and rock art sites. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2003
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2003.008
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-6-5
...-exploiting the animals and their environment. A management regime can be used to regulate the industry through legislation, a permitting system with associated conditions or voluntary guidelines. Such management relies on a well-developed understanding of the animals, the industry and potential and real...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998.025
EISBN: 9780958608503
... control under the planning system, as recently amended by the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (NSW). Closer scrutiny of Local Government planning practice, however, reveals a regime that confers substantial discretion on local decision-makers to welcome development at the expense of habitat...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 530–561.
Published: 17 March 2014
... cats as secondary factors. Much of the decline occurred before food shortages or habitat destruction caused by sheep grazing, habitat destruction caused by wheat farming, and changes in Aboriginal fire regimes. Dated and localised records of disease affecting conspicuous (often pest) species, when...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 11–27.
Published: 17 March 2014
... are not sustainable. Much needs to be done to reverse the decline of the terrestrial avifauna and achieve ecological sustainability in land use. The most urgent actions are to end the clearing of native vegetation, reduce gazing pressure, remove inappropriate fire regimes, control feral and native animals whose...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (4): 492–500.
Published: 17 March 2014
... that grazing should be phased out of some state forest areas and burning regimes modified to provide a diversity of habitats. Annable, T. J., 1995. Annotated check list of the reptiles of Wagga Wagga and district, NSW. Herpetofauna 25(1): 22-27. Annotated check list of the reptiles of Wagga Wagga...