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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Biological diversity in Australia has been dwindling, even without the full onslaught of climate change with the anticipated decrease in numbers of species, communities and effects on associated ecosystems. This makes the impacts of climate change attractive for students undertaking research...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 663–688.
Published: 09 August 2021
... significantly, reflecting the increased research in these areas. Between 2013 and 2019, when relevant metrics are available in Scopus, Australian Zoologist declined in no metric measured while improving significantly in CiteScore, Highest Percentile, and % Cited, indicating increasing references to Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 220–230.
Published: 11 November 2020
... Glider ( Petauroides volans ). Ecosystem collapse long-term monitoring hollow-bearing trees wildfire logging biodiversity conservation Leadbeater’s Possum forest policy Ten years on a decade of intensive biodiversity research after the 2009 Black Saturday wildfires in Victoria s Mountain...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 568–579.
Published: 11 August 2020
...Bradley P. Smith; Shennai G. Palermo; Lyn Watson As we enter an era of global mass extinctions, it is important to tackle wildlife research and conservation from multiple fronts, including those made available by wildlife organisations, zoos and sanctuaries. Captive studies are particularly useful...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 462–467.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Paul Willis ABSTRACT Research communication has changed rapidly over the last decade creating new opportunities for researchers in all disciplines to communicate their research directly to an engaged audience. The communication of research now needs to be seen as a continuous process...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., detection dogs can, and are, helping researchers and land managers to collect more robust datasets and better inform conservation decisions. Alliances with unexpected partners in conservation (such as with police forces), citizen science, and timeshare use of dogs might improve the democratisation...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 364–378.
Published: 01 May 2020
... in tremendous capacity for wildlife researchers to remotely collect physiological, behavioural and social data from wildlife in circumstances that were unthinkable just decades ago. While this technology can provide us with a unique insight into the “secret lives” of wild animals, there is a need to evaluate...
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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): 755–768.
Published: 01 December 2018
...-term monitoring programs, and subsequently formed the Long Term Ecological Research Network in Australia in 2011 through Commonwealth funding, only to see it de-funded in 2017. We synthesise these learnings to identify four key characteristics of any successful ecological monitoring program, and eight...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 576–580.
Published: 01 December 2018
...David Lindenmayer ABSTRACT Long-term ecological research and monitoring is a critical activity that has multiple important values for research, policy and management. Yet long-term studies are not particularly common. A range of factors contributes to this relative rarity and make it hard...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 658–668.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Bradley S. Law ABSTRACT Long-term research is vital for understanding long-lived, dynamic systems like forests, yet for bats such research is notable for its absence. Recent advances in technology over the last 10–20 years means that long-term studies of bats are viable and can be cost-effective. I...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 296–344.
Published: 01 January 2018
... and Nature Reserves. Our objective was to consider the value of National Parks and Nature Reserves for fauna research and biodiversity conservation, and gauge the extent and limits of our knowledge of the fauna of NSW. We compared the increase in the area of parks and reserves in NSW with the expansion...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 420–430.
Published: 17 March 2014
... ecologists have championed the role that research on exotic mammals in their countries (which are often more abundant and of lower conservation value than native mammals) could play in this process, and highlighted their potential as model systems within which to evaluate and advance contemporary ecological...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 329–335.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Paul Willis Introduction In a very real sense the research scientist and the science reporter have similar jobs: to communicate science. But differences in the intent of the communications and the composition of the target audiences necessitate fundamentally different approaches and values. What I...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 71–78.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Daniel Lunney The responses to a questionnaire by the participants to the Eighth International Bat Research Conference in July 1989 showed that there is a strong consensus among researchers about the conservation problems facing bats, particularly regarding the issues of habitat loss and ignorance...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.014
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... Biological research has been dominated by focussed effort on few model species and recent commentaries further discourage broadening the range of study species. It is undeniable that we now have unprecedented detail of information on the genetic, molecular and cellular biology of model species...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 633–648.
Published: 20 October 2011
... treatments on woodland biodiversity over coming years. It also provides a model for other similar experiments that integrate restoration and research. A newly constructed feral animal-proof fence, that will allow reintroduction of locally extinct species, including ecosystem engineers, will provide...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 216–228.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Jean-Marc Hero; J. Castley; Mikalah Malone; Ben Lawson; William Magnusson PPBio (Program for Planned Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research) is a system for long-term ecological research designed to answer integrated multidisciplinary research questions. The system is based on permanent plots...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 334–349.
Published: 14 October 2011
...Ross Goldingay The status and conservation requirements of the Green and Golden Bell Frog Litoria aurea were the focus of immense scrutiny 12 years ago. In this paper I review what progress has occurred since then in understanding the ecology of this species because ecological research...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Wildlife research has few immediate economic consequences, and over the last 10-20 years has collapsed as a serious research program within Australia's premier research organization, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO). In spite of great public support...