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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 514–533.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Matt W. Hayward; Stephan Chalup; Jamil Khan; Alex Callen; Kaya Klop-Toker; Andrea Griffin ABSTRACT Conservation managers cannot manage what they don’t know about, yet our existing biodiversity monitoring is idiosyncratic and small in scale. One of Australia’s commitments to the Convention...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 379–391.
Published: 01 May 2020
... posed by Australia’s ecological attributes and the size of its scientific community. Open source, inherently cooperative and flexible, Motus provides a unique opportunity to leverage individual research effort into a larger collaborative achievement, thereby expanding the scale and scope of individual...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 505–509.
Published: 01 May 2020
... Genomics (OMG) initiative: developing genomic resources for mammal conservation at a continental scale Mark D. B. Eldridge1*, Janine E. Deakin2, Anna J. MacDonald3,6, Margaret Byrne4, Anna Fitzgerald5, Rebecca N. Johnson1, Craig Moritz3, Stephanie Palmer6, and Andrew Young3,7 1 Australian Museum Research...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 118–128.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Tanja Strive; Tarnya E. Cox ABSTRACT The viral biocontrol agents Myxoma virus (MYXV) and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV1), released in 1950 and 1996 respectively, are the only control tools to have resulted in significant and lasting landscape-scale suppression of rabbit populations...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 267–274.
Published: 17 March 2014
... survey to estimate both relative and absolute kangaroo densities. Methodology for fixed-wing aircraft was developed in the 1970s and has generally become standardized in areas where it is applied. The technique allows for broad-scale coverage of management areas and involves flying at a set height, speed...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 137–142.
Published: 07 February 2013
...Robert Porter; John Weigel; Richard Shine Although the rough-scaled python Morelia carinata of north western Australia is one of the most morphologically distinctive python species worldwide, it remains virtually unstudied. Our fieldtrips have increased the number of animals seen in the wild from 2...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 643–653.
Published: 31 August 2022
... the full impact of the fires due to taxonomic impediments. An underlying theme in almost all studies was that long-term and broad-scale monitoring of fauna and faunal habitats is essential if we are to build a robust understanding of how animals respond to fire, and in turn how managers can mitigate...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 608–630.
Published: 18 August 2022
... species were among the decliners, including Laughing Kookaburra, Willie Wagtail Rhipidura leucophrys and Australian Magpie Cracticus tibicen . We conclude that no suite of birds is exempt from these environmental stressors, and predict that, as droughts reduce populations at regional scales and fires...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 103–113.
Published: 01 December 2017
... as ‘national’, yet caring for nature can be done on many scales, and ecological systems is seldom work on national scales. This paper considers both ecological scales (regulated by the animal or plant under consideration) and personal scales (scales meaningful to the conservation manager). The idea that only...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 205–213.
Published: 30 September 2020
... at the scale of the entire East Asian-Australasian Flyway has been slow. To reflect on lessons learned and consider how further progress might be made, we review some of the factors that have limited the full emergence of shorebird monitoring in the East Asian-Australasian Flyway, including fragmentation among...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
...., species richness) for these urban greenspaces. Citizen science projects are continuously improving our understanding of ecology at broad temporal and spatial scales. But, many conservation-relevant decisions are idiosyncratic and made at small management scales (e.g., local government). Given a general...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... selected, trained, tested and deployed five dogs; two for koala habitat (koala scats), one for genetic sampling (fresh scats only), one for the koala itself and one for koala disease ( Chlamydia spp. ) detection. Dogs enabled both large-scale and fine-scale survey design, with 2370 surveys performed...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 568–575.
Published: 01 December 2018
...R-J Spencer ABSTRACT Freshwater turtle populations are globally threatened by many factors. Complicating matters, their longevity requires long-term monitoring on the scale of decades to assess changes in population size, yet few long-term studies exist. Documenting population estimates and trends...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 581–590.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Guy Ballard; Peter J.S. Fleming; Paul D. Meek ABSTRACT The temporal scale of many studies of dingo ecology is limited by human and physical resources, often constrained by funding cycles. Consequently, research has been skewed towards short-term, snapshot investigations undertaken at a spatial...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 130–146.
Published: 01 January 2016
... and may exclude other birds from the habitats they occupy thereby affecting the composition of avian communities and the distribution of species on a landscape scale. Such behaviour has cascading effects on ecosystems, changing the abundances and kinds of plant-eating arthropods. A comprehensive knowledge...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 223–242.
Published: 31 August 2022
... information is available on the impact on rainforest specialised clutter dependant species such as the Golden-tipped Bat Phoniscus papuensis . Our aims were to assess the effects of fire on occupancy of habitat across the geographic range of P. papuensis in NSW, to determine the smaller scale effects of fire...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 359–370.
Published: 01 January 2018
.... The costly nature of these surveys and the requirement for these surveys to comply with licence conditions, however, limits the ability to undertake post– harvest surveys or monitoring on a broader scale with available resources. A new model is currently being developed whereby minimum standards are set...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 194–206.
Published: 01 January 2018
... the habitats, species of polychaetes restricted to single habitats were identified (1 species was unique to oysters or Galeolaria , and 7 species were unique to coralline turf), estimates of their contribution to diversity at the patch and landscape scale, and unique species were made. The relative cover...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 278–303.
Published: 24 June 2022
... prior to the fire. Broad-scale, long term fauna monitoring has allowed us to analyse mammal and habitat responses to fire, though there are limitations placed on interpretations. Habitat Complexity Score is too coarse a metric to tease out differences in overall or lower habitat categories. Presence...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 24 May 2022
..., the continual loss of foraging habitat to urban development occurring at a greater scale is a conundrum. Flying-foxes suffering from injuries with anthropogenic causes are primarily addressed by wildlife carers rescuing and rehabilitating them. Additionally, preventative actions, such as promotion of wildlife...