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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 130–141.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Annabelle Andrews This review examines the ecological effects of roads and utility corridors such as powerlines, pipelines, canals and railway lines on undisturbed habitat and native wildlife. Public concern about roads in natural areas is increasing, as shown by the public protests against forest...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.023
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The impacts on rainforest fauna of internal fragmentation caused by clearings for linear infrastructure such as roads, highways and powerlines have been examined in the tropical rainforests of the Wet Tropics in far north Queensland. The impacts include habitat loss through clearing and edge...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 332–336.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Ross Goldingay; Brendan Taylor Road impacts on Australian frogs are poorly documented. This limits our ability to predict which species may be vulnerable to impacts and to develop strategies for mitigating impacts. We conducted foot-based surveys for road-killed frogs along two 100-m sections...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... The strategic management of the impacts of roads on vertebrates is hampered by a lack of information on 1) the scale of such impacts in different ecosystems, 2) the responses of populations and communities, and 3) the relative vulnerabilities of various vertebrate groups. We therefore examined...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Road kills were counted in peri-urban Sydney and in regional New South Wales on roads with different volumes of traffic. Initial studies were conducted in late winter. Approximately equal numbers of birds and mammals were observed dead, while herpetofauna were absent. Most species killed were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.014
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... This study describes a survey of roadkill in a suburban area of Sydney, Australia. The study was conducted by a community activist motivated by the rejection of a roadkill mitigation proposal by state Roads and Traffic Authority on the basis of insufficient evidence of need. Roadkills were...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 September 2021
...Rolf Schlagloth; Flavia Santamaria; Alistair Melzer; Marie R. Keatley; Wayne Houston ABSTRACT Koalas moving across open ground risk dog attacks and collisions with vehicles when crossings roads. Historical records from a resident survey, two regional wildlife carers and a state government...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 283–286.
Published: 04 December 2020
...Radika J. Michniewicz; Jodie Danvers ABSTRACT Combined drainage/fauna culverts and dedicated fauna underpasses are routinely used to mitigate the potential barrier effects of roads and reduce road-related mortality. To determine the success of underpasses constructed as part the Pacific Highway...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 168–179.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the present day distribution of this species. Surveys were targeted at rock outcrops, which provide critical shelter sites during the year. Sites were stratified on the basis of proximity to walking tracks and roads as a surrogate for potential anthropogenic disturbance. Despite the apparent suitability...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.017
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Animal-vehicle collisions occur daily on roads around the world, putting drivers and passengers at risk of trauma and death. There is limited routine information about the incidence of such collisions and their resultant trauma and healthcare burden in Australia. Without this information...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.988
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... comprising 15% of the state but holding 88% of the state's human population. The primary threats to wildlife here are the continued impact of land clearing for urban expansion, clearing of trees on farms, the creation of more roads, droughts, altered fire regimes, exotic predators and continued logging...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1040–1046.
Published: 29 January 2012
... with the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, west of Sydney, was surveyed on foot two to four days a week, typically soon after dawn. Over the period a total of 86 reptiles that represented 20 species: 38% of the lizard and 56% of snake species known from the area were collected as road kills due...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 876–883.
Published: 20 October 2011
..., with all captures being made along an isolated section of road within the reserve. No breeding was observed, all captures were of adults and nearly all appeared to be female. The indications are that toads migrated through heavily forested steep escarpment to the east, rather than along the road network...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 19 July 2021
... that the response of the virtual fence to headlights was affected by road curvature and we identified inconsistencies in the timing and pattern of activation in response to traffic. Behavioural observations showed a significant increase in kangaroo vigilance in response to the acoustic signal of the fence when...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.031
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... a control or reference that comprised dirt roads of three equivalent widths. Over the course of the study 22,967 bat calls were recorded from 15 species. A multivariate analysis of species composition indicated that there was no distinct bat assemblage characteristic of the riparian zone. Overall, bat...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Wolli Creek is a Sydney inner-urban stream. Mostly cleared by the 1930s, 5 km of its valley were saved as a natural area by its location, its later reservation for a road, and by community action, which sent the road (M5) underground. Now being amalgamated into a 50 hectare Regional Park under...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.018
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Vehicles and Koalas Phascolarctos cinereus collide frequently where the Pacific Highway crosses a 3.5 km stretch of forest in Bongil Bongil National Park. Despite the number of road-kills, resident Koalas survive in a 200-500m wide area of forest that lies between the highway and a parallel...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 102–117.
Published: 01 January 2019
... kangaroos by clearing a senescent orchard for further development, was resolved by using a community group to relocate at least 300 kangaroos to a location some 100 km to the east. At the time of the relocation this location was in drought and disoriented kangaroos were killed on the road. No information...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 296–344.
Published: 01 January 2018
... load of the aspiration to conserve the biodiversity of NSW now seems feasible, even desirable, especially given the increasing intensity of land use from never–ending population growth and its impacts, such as land clearing, roading, logging, water use, alien invasive species and climate change...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 517–528.
Published: 01 September 2015
... species (eight families) were recorded by a combination of diurnal active searches, nocturnal road transects and nocturnal searches of water bodies. The herpetofauna community includes a mix of western (Eyrean), northern (Torresian) and eastern (Bassian) species and demonstrates the significant species...