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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... The role that various scientific societies played in the early life of the colony of New South Wales is briefly reviewed. It is suggested that one of the reasons that was instrumental in the formation of these societies and in the establishment of the Australian Museum in 1827 was the diverse...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.053
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... exploited species, and as scientific societies lobbied for their increased protection, so more bird and mammal species, and from 1927 some native plant species, gained protection. Realisation of the detriment of broad-scale agriculture led to laws setting aside reserves where land-uses that threatened...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.056
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... insects have been placed on the endangered species schedule. However, experience has shown that there are difficulties in using the Act to protect invertebrates. Issues include: use of criteria in the Act; taxonomic and scientific impediments; the need to protect habitat rather than individual species...
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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.2012.039
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... A review of the writings of prominent scientists since the 1970s showed a reluctance to accept the realities of anthropogenic climate change until late in the first decade of the 21st Century. Sceptics, deniers, and vested interests used the indecision of the scientific community to delay action...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.026
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... The environment is the loser in the distribution of the massive funds of the Commonwealth government's Natural Heritage Trust (NHT) that are targeted at non-scientific groups that claim to know both our environmental problems and their solutions. The beneficiaries of the NHT are hundreds...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (1): 6–10.
Published: 17 March 2014
...P. Myroniuk A mammal trapping programme was conducted on Hinchinbrook Island between 13 December, 1985, and 11 January, 1986, for the Australian New Zealand Scientific Exploration Society (ANZSES). A total of 59 individual mammals were trapped, representing 10 species. Incidental sightings brought...
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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.2012.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... it as a jigsaw puzzle: a scientific jigsaw puzzle where we divide $1300 billion into pieces worth $3 million would have 433,333 pieces. On the 28 th of November 2008 the number of pieces increased to 700,000 when the US Government contributed another $800 billion towards solving the financial crisis...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.008
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... are a fabulous subject for educational programs and a rich source of scientific investigation, from fossils and reflections on evolution to studies on their ecology in commercial contexts, and as support for the frontline fight to conserve our forests and our caves, and to live in a sustainable society...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.012
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
.... Typical of the colonial experience elsewhere, the newspapers reveal a society preoccupied with the transformation of the natural environment until relatively late in the study period. This is despite a long and complex history of scientific interest and conservation concerns. It was generally not until...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1979
DOI: 10.7882/FHY.1979
EISBN: 0959995129
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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
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/9780958608558
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 423.
Published: 14 April 2015
... The Royal Society of Tasmania,Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Customs House, 19 Davey Street, Hobart, or at www.rst.org.au, or from leading booksellers. DOI: httpdx.doi.org/10.7882/AZ.2014.044 The Royal Society of Tasmania, the oldest scientific the earliest publications, e.g. White s Journal of a Voyage...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/0958608598
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/ZIC.1992
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.001
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 229–237.
Published: 17 March 2014
...), there were no naturalists on the Council of the Society until the election of 1910. Then, in what seems to have been a last-minute attempt to give scientific respectability to the governing body, all but four of the sitting Councillors were dumped and, of the 15 new Councillors, five were professional...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 127–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and renewals, etc, and giving us a better profile as to who our members are- as we continually must be aware of the competition for members with other scientific societies. So, thank you Peter Banks for being so helpful in developing these access databases and resolving teething problems. Finally, I should...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.7882/EMP.1998
EISBN: 0-9586085-0-4