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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
... Methods publications were either review papers, commentaries or protocols published in peer-reviewed journals. We undertook a search for scientific literature that provided description or commentary of practices involving Our review identified 182 publications that referenced approaching wildlife...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 11 August 2020
... species (Smith 2015). Research and the number of scientific publications focusing on the dingo has also increased dramatically over the past few decades (see Smith and Appleby 2015), including research involving captive dingo populations. The important role of private wildlife organisations...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.015
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Corporations often use scientific language and imagery to make the products and services they are promoting appear more state-of-the-art or innovative than their competition's offerings. Such techniques are particularly prevalent amongst purveyors of alternative medicine, but also extend...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 04 December 2020
.... Undetected and/or undescribed alien viral pathogens are also suspected of being present. Alien pathogens and parasites were introduced to Australia with imports of live alien fish or their fertilised eggs. A review of the scientific and historical evidence indicates that they have had, and continue to have...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.058
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... As specified by the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 , the Scientific Committee is responsible for listing threatened species, populations, ecological communities and key threatening processes in schedules of the Act, as well as for several review and advisory tasks. In this paper...
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Australian Zoologist (1990) 26 (2): 62–63.
Published: 01 June 1990
...George Wilson © 1990 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1990 On the other hand, acceptance of (and education for) the assumption of individual responsibility is not an excuse for a government seeking to exculpate itself from proper public sector responsibilities. More...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1998c.001
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.030
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... On 4 May 2001, the NSW Scientific Committee made a Final Determination to list the Grey-headed Flying-fox Pteropus poliocephalus as a Vulnerable species in New South Wales on Schedule 2 of the Threatened Species Conservation Act. The Committee made this determination because, in its view...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.059
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The Western Australian Threatened Species Scientific Committee was formed in 1997 following the disbanding of separate flora and fauna committees. Its role is to advise the Minister for the Environment on the listing of threatened and specially protected flora and fauna under the Wildlife...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.019
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (1990) 26 (2): 80–83.
Published: 01 June 1990
... not adhered to scientific principles in satisfying either of the two design components. The system of reserves in New South Wales has developed in response to public pressure (both for and against reservation of particular areas), to attitudes within the Service itself which emphasized forests, wild areas...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.050
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Scientific publication is undergoing rapid change. The expansion of the internet has facilitated electronic publication, while the prevailing fashion for ‘quantifying’ the quality of academic papers, academic journals, authors and institutions is changing where authors publish, what they publish...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 576–589.
Published: 20 October 2011
... communication’. (CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood). Sharing knowledge: a guide to effective scientific communication Fisher, N. I., Cribb, J. H. J. and Peacock, A. J. 2008. Reading the public mind: a novel approach to improving the adoption of new science and technology. Australian Journal of Experimental...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... and appear frequently in some jurisdictions but are not regularly discussed in scientific circles. Evidence from the US suggests that even the threat of such litigation can stifle public comment and change scientific monitoring and reporting practices. Cases identified as SLAPPs mostly fail in court...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... As with many public debates, the debate on climate change has a number of participants whose activities are influential, secretive and unethical. In the climate change debate, some fossil fuel corporations have funded apparently unrelated bodies which claim to have some scientific expertise...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.039
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... The status of scientists in public opinion is discussed in relation to several areas of controversy. In England the social status of scientists is affected by long standing prejudices in society and the education system, and to some extent these views have had influence in Australia...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 534–543.
Published: 20 October 2011
..., species like the cougar draw more appeal than species such as the Grey Nurse shark (Boissonneault 2010). The drive towards mass appeal, irrespective of scientific accuracy, clearly affects the media s documentation of animals as well as the public s worldview, and their ability to filter negative imagery...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 July 2020
...Lily M. van Eeden; Mathew S. Crowther; Chris R. Dickman; Thomas M. Newsome ABSTRACT Public opposition has shaped management of wild animals in Australia, but public interest in dingo control has been minimal. We hypothesised that this is due to lack of awareness of dingo management practices...