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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 22 April 2021
...Daniel Lunney; Indrie Sonawane; Ian Shannon; Ben Hope; Mathew S. Crowther ABSTRACT We used two survey methods - citizen science for private land and cameras for protected areas - to map the distribution of dingoes/wild dogs and foxes in NSW. Dingo/wild dog records were mostly confined to the east...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 449–461.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Erin Roger; Patrick Tegart; Rebekah Dowsett; Michael A. Kinsela; Mitchell D. Harley; Geetha Ortac ABSTRACT Citizen science is growing rapidly in Australia and globally, and presents valuable opportunities to engage with the community and amplify scientific research. The recent growth in citizen...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 438–448.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Claudia Santori; Michael B. Thompson; James U. Van Dyke; Camilla M. Whittington; Ricky-John Spencer ABSTRACT Citizen science has become popular for data collection in ecology and environmental management. However, most participants in citizen science projects are only involved for a short period...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 713–723.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of New South Wales 2018 Wallingat frogs threatened fauna FATS frog survey citizen science 2018 713 Australian Zoologist volume 39 (4) Theme Edition: The critical value of long-term field studies and datasets Introduction In recent years, academic and government agencies have come...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 170–172.
Published: 01 January 2018
..., and might have the unintended consequences of providing poor protection for the species that need it the most (Hughes et al. 2014; Pressey et al. 2007). How can science inform the design and management of marine protected areas? Mathew A. Vanderklift CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere Flagship 147 Underwood Ave...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Martin Predavec; Daniel Lunney; Thom van Dooren © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2017 Zoology on the table: the science, sustainability and politics of eating animals Martin Predavec1, Daniel Lunney1,2,3,4 and Thom van Dooren5 1Royal Zoological Society of NSW, PO Box 20...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 422–429.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Pauline M Ross; Philip Poronnik ABSTRACT Danger exists in using deficit and decline narratives that unsurprisingly have paralleled evidenced declines in research funding for Australian science. While surveys suggest a public lack of understanding of science which is all too often diagnosed...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 430–456.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Gary Opit ABSTRACT A citizen science project was begun on 11 February 1997 with a regular live-to-air wildlife talkback segment on ABC North Coast NSW Local Radio. Listeners were encouraged to phone in to report interesting observations. This public endeavour aimed to promote interest in wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 193–200.
Published: 16 September 2014
.... Animal ethics animal science education animal welfare Animal Ethics Committee pedagogy Zoology Anon. 2009. Transforming Australia's Higher Education System. http://www.industry.gov.au/HigherEducation/Pages/Library%20Card/TransformingAusHigherED.aspx http://www.industry.gov.au...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 217–223.
Published: 17 March 2014
... tackled ecological issues and mostly without a quantitative approach utilizing statistical analyses. I therefore conclude that the science in EISs is rather more rudimentary than the standard seen in ecological journals. Here I outline the genesis of problems with how science is used in environmental...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 148–156.
Published: 17 March 2014
...: Washington, DC. Biodiversity Science and conservation: towards alternative strategies for protecting Australia's biological resources THE INAUGURAL ALLAN SEFTON MEMORIAL LECTURE Harry F. Recher Department of Ecosystem Management, University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales 2351...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 143–144.
Published: 07 February 2013
...David Booth Kearney (2012) charges the NSW marine science community with advocacy in its stance towards the marine parks issue. He infers that “the integrity implied in honest enquiry and accurate reporting” is absent which is as unsubstantiated in his article as it is insulting to the NSW marine...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 331–340.
Published: 14 October 2011
...: where science meets politics and the law R.J.S. (Bob) Beeton School of Integrative Systems University of Queensland Gatton Campus; Gatton 4343 Chair of the Commonwealth Threatened Species Scientific Committee1 Theme edition of Australian Zoologist Ecology meets Physiology , a Gordon Grigg festschrift...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.007
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... Biodiversity conservation science and policy largely ignores the majority of species: the microbes and invertebrates. This biodiversity contains most genetic, metabolic and chemical diversity on Earth and underpins a wide variety of ecosystem services, an unexpected diversity of major industries...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.013
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... The 21 st century will be characterised by our successes and failures to solve global issues, and solving our global issues will require a higher quality of science education. However, in science education in Australia it is time to decide to change. In the last decade, enrolments in senior...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.028
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... to do is get spending under control in Washington. It's completely out of control.” One would imagine that he would then suggest avoiding wars and pulling the financial industry into line. But, instead, he said something with chilling implications for science: “You know, we spent $3 million to study...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... This study scrutinized the reporting in the Sydney Morning Herald , a major NSW newspaper, in three periods between mid-2008 and early 2012, to examine Jay Rosen's clever question and answer: “What's the difference between climate science and climate journalism? The former is self-correcting...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.036
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... This paper examines the threat to science from organized pseudoscience. It is easy to show that the general public's understanding of science is very poor. Therefore, determined people can advocate ‘alternatives’ to science which appear plausible to non-scientists. With skilful marketing, large...