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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.004
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... This scientist is grumpy with his scientific colleagues and the conservation agenda driven by green groups. Scientists are too conservative and lack the skills to communicate effectively with the community. Scientists need to assume moral responsibility for the application of their science...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 28 (1-4): 19–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
... than by refusal, and there- fore the only appropriate order is that the appeal be upheld." While I can understand the chariness of scientists to become immersed in EIA pro- cedures I urge them to participate in the process. Playing their part can only improve the quality of decision-making and help...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 139–149.
Published: 17 March 2014
... 28 33 Recher, H. F. 1992. Simple journalists or simple scientists?: Are environmental issues too complex for the media? Australian Zoologist 28, 19-23. Simple journalists or simple scientists?: Are environmental issues too complex for the media? Australian Zoologist 28 19 23...
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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
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.006
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.011
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.020
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.2012.032
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.2012.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Scientists presenting inconvenient facts or ideas that run counter to commercial interests may place themselves at risk of legal action. Frivolous or even vexatious lawsuits are a recognized tool for silencing criticism of corporate or individual commercial interests, particularly where...
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.007
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.021
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... World Wide Fund for Nature asks the question, “Is science demonstrating leadership for conservation?” It is our view that science is not, and that is unfortunate since scientists, especially naturalists, were vital to the development of the very concept of conservation. We are concerned...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.021
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... In the plenary sessions of the Royal Zoological of NSW forum Science under siege: zoology under threat , Charles Krebs and Gordon Grigg expressed the view that scientists should speak up about the crisis in biodiversity. Indeed, they asserted that scientists should act as the ecological...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.001
...” can be confusing because they mean something specific and rigorous to a scientist, yet something equally specific, but different, to a lawyer in the Land and Environment Court, where it is the judge who decides whether or not an impact is likely to be significant. A scan of the Environmental...
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
..., which is serious enough, but cast the whole discipline of science, and those who work in the area, namely scientists, as being unreliable, even vicious and irrational. This puts science under siege and raises ethical issues for journalists of distorting the truth, getting the facts wrong, and being...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.053
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... When scientists come under attack, it is predictable that the attackers will use methods to minimise public outrage over the attack, including covering up the action, devaluing the target, reinterpreting what is happening, using official processes to give an appearance of justice...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.024
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-5-8
... of community-based research. I then consider what roles the professional scientist and members of the wider community have in research activity under these paradigms. This is followed by an exposition of the key features of successful community-based conservation work, including community-based research...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.022
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.2012.036
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...