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Australian Zoologist (2022)
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...
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022)
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...
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022)
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
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022)
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
DOI: 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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
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
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 111–129.
Published: 04 August 2021
... foraging guilds. Bark and foliage foragers differed most frequently between pairs of plots in all seasons and years, with aerial foragers showing the fewest differences. Between seasons and years differences were greatest among ground-foragers and foliage-foragers where respectively 76% and 80...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 56–70.
Published: 19 July 2021
... that the response of the virtual fence to headlights was affected by road curvature and we identified inconsistencies in the timing and pattern of activation in response to traffic. Behavioural observations showed a significant increase in kangaroo vigilance in response to the acoustic signal of the fence when...
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 761–772.
Published: 04 June 2021
... in the eight seasons. Nesting occurred between the beginning of August and the end of January, different species showed markedly different starting and finishing times, and there were different temporal patterns of breeding within the breeding periods of the different species. The number of pairs that bred...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 417–432.
Published: 13 April 2021
... or between years. These results suggest that management of dingoes is a key determinant of fox activity and the activity of some prey under varying levels of productivity. Evidence from this research showed that while the strength of trophic regulation by dingoes may fluctuate, top down effects occurred both...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (3): 433–451.
Published: 13 April 2021
... seasons. On the other hand, carcass utilisation by dingoes was not influenced by habitat, although carcasses were more likely to persist in open compared with closed canopy habitats in the Alpine study site. Finally, our study showed that dingo scavenging may contribute to substantial carcass removal...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (4): 689–695.
Published: 04 December 2020
... to allow humans to identify individual birds. Eighty participants took part in our pattern matching experiment to see how many of 10 photographs of individual birds they placed correctly below a panel showing 20 individual birds, each illustrated with three different photographs. Participants were from...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 220–230.
Published: 11 November 2020
... briefly summarized in this paper show patterns of steep declines in large old trees and declines in site occupancy by arboreal marsupials and birds. These changes contrast markedly with the responses of the two most common species of small mammals (the Agile Antechinus [ Antechinus agilis ] and Bush Rat...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 107–123.
Published: 01 October 2020
... lakes are closely situated and thought to be potentially connected at high water levels, they show distinct ecological characters and the effect of water-level fluctuations on zooplankton species richness seems to differ between the lakes. Calanoida Cladocera Cyclopoida Rotifera shallow lakes...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 298–321.
Published: 30 September 2020
... in perspectives about the dingo has widened as more has been discovered about this divisive and still enigmatic animal. Here, we show that current arguments about the dingo have deep origins by tracing the history of debate about the taxon’s name, when dingoes arrived in Australia, whether they are native...