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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 09 May 2024
... functions. A leading hypothesis is that turtles have declined through lost recruitment caused by high nest predation by invasive foxes. The ‘fox hypothesis’ is supported by experiments showing that nest predation rates exceed 95% in many regions. Furthermore, population surveys have repeatedly found...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (4): 937–959.
Published: 09 May 2022
...Harry F. Recher ABSTRACT Frequency of occurrence data are available for birds along a transect in Kings Park, Perth, Western Australia from 1928 to 2008. These data show a dynamic avifauna with about a third of the sixty-one bird species recorded declining in frequency since 1928, another third...
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Australian Zoologist (2024) 43 (3): 443–454.
Published: 22 February 2024
... region, Australia's most populous urban and peri-urban area, has alternatively been assumed to be natural or deduced to be due to anthropogenic introduction. I apply multiple lines of evidence to show that the occurrence of E. macquarii in the Sydney region is not natural and that the species has...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 276–280.
Published: 02 October 2023
... ) in suppressing Red Fox ( Vulpes vulpes ) populations in Australia has been investigated, with various data tending to show an inverse relationship between densities of the two species (e.g. Letnic et al. 2012; Johnson and VanDerWal 2009). There are very few examples in the literature where direct killing...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 338–346.
Published: 07 July 2020
... in particular show high levels of introgression, due to their genetic and phylogenetic similarities, and human persecution creates scenarios encouraging hybridisation. Dingoes are no exception and demonstrate high levels of introgression of domestic dog genes, particularly in the temperate areas of south...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
10.7882/FS.2001.008
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... markers that show high variability between individuals may show differences between related groups. Microsatellite loci show very high variability and many are available for the dog. From 72 microsatellites tested, 12 show distinct differences in the alleles found in dingoes and dogs. Microsatellites...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 608–642.
Published: 22 April 2021
... and ranges, with scattered locations in western NSW. This contrasts to the distribution of foxes, in which occupancy was high across most of the state. Data from 200 WildCount camera sites within protected areas also showed marked differences in the distribution of the two canid species. At the scale...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 784–800.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., and 2.6% of the total number of kangaroos in the commercial zone. The four decades of records of the population sizes show that the numbers vary between about 5 million and 18 million for the western plains, where the counting has been consistent over the same area since the beginning of the surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 182–198.
Published: 31 August 2022
... KBAs. Of these, 18 KBAs had >15% of their area burned. Critically, for the management of intact and recovering forests, we show that the degree of forest integrity and ecosystem intactness affected fire severity: more degraded forests and ecosystems experienced higher severity burns in the protected...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 278–303.
Published: 24 June 2022
... in fauna populations in response to the fire. Detailed surveys for a range of mammalian fauna were undertaken twice a year from 2011 to 2019. The results from the comprehensive surveys showed that even with high intensity fire over a large portion of the landscape, habitat recovery is relatively quick...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 386–461.
Published: 20 May 2022
... of which (58%) were re-confirmed. We also found 55 new occurrence records, 11 of which were in burnt and 44 in unburnt sites. Burnt and unburnt sites showed slight, yet insignificant differences in the redetection rate of species, which was generally low (on average 50–65%). Our data does not reveal...
Includes: Supplementary data
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 217–222.
Published: 20 May 2022
... succumbed to the flames? A recent systematic review of fire-induced mortality showed that a surprisingly high proportion of vertebrates typically survive fire (>90%), and a growing body of research is demonstrating behavioural adaptations that might facilitate survival during fire. Behaviours that favour...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Daniel Lunney ABSTRACT This paper a) gives an historical view of national parks and other protected areas since the 19th century, b) gives a history of national parks and nature reserves in NSW, c) shows how recent has been the recognition that fauna conservation depends upon protected areas, d...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (3): 719–732.
Published: 06 December 2021
... lyrebird is scant, and in the light of our data, unrepresentative of her repertoire, especially during her role as parental carer. We present a series of photographs, sonograms and accessible sound recordings. These show specific behaviours of the female as she enters and leaves the nest...
Includes: Multimedia, Supplementary data
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 663–688.
Published: 09 August 2021
...Michael C. Calver; Heather M. Crawford; Douglas Fletcher ABSTRACT The peer-reviewed Australian Zoologist , first published in 1914, is Australia’s longest-lived zoological journal. Its publication history shows changes in the zoological topics covered over the last 100 years, including the animals...
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