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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 92–101.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Lily M. van Eeden; Christopher R. Dickman; Thomas M. Newsome; Mathew S. Crowther ABSTRACT Taxonomy plays an important role in defining biodiversity and shaping conservation efforts. However, the biological species concept is a human construct and organisms that do not abide by the rules do not fit...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 18–27.
Published: 04 October 2011
... they inform actions. As such, this paper demonstrates the important contribution a discourse-sensitive approach can make to understanding human perceptions of wildlife. Dingoes Canis lupus dingo wildlife nature and culture discourse analysis social construction. ABC (Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2016
... sentient beings, appreciated as animals with lives fundamentally similar to ours. Animals are socially constructed as either good or bad , friend or foe and they can move between these categories depending on the status assigned them within certain contexts. While the vast majority of dogs...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 28–38.
Published: 04 October 2011
... be discussed, as people s memories of their childhoods are shaped by their social context, both in the past and at the time of writing, and must be seen as socially constructed rather than as direct reflections of the past. Adult discourses about rabbits and other out of place species clearly signal that all...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 462–467.
Published: 01 May 2020
... by researchers to effectively communicate the stories of their research to a variety of audiences. By careful construction of social media audiences, these communication activities can create real impact for a research project. There can be little doubt that research outreach through social media will become...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 233–246.
Published: 17 March 2014
... impossible, such as using fertility control to manage horses in vast and inaccessible national parks) - the common interest is not an eternal truth, but a social construct that evolves over time (Brunner et al. 2002, p.16). My own standpoint on horse management and the decision-making process is largely...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 575–584.
Published: 01 June 2020
... their effectiveness at changing people s conservation behaviours and in turn, prevent further loss of wildlife worldwide. Social-ecological conservation frameworks have been developed to assist conservation planners design and implement models for change (Armitage et al. 2008; Carpenter et al. 2012; Gavin et al. 2015...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 290–294.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Natalie Lloyd; Jane Mulcock This paper introduces a collection of four articles on social beliefs, values and practices associated with ‘wild’ animals in Australia. It provides an overview of key developments in the international and Australian fields of Human-Animal Studies and briefly addresses...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 306–314.
Published: 17 March 2014
... alignments between power and desire in Australia s cities. Dovey (2005, 23) notes that the attractions of water and the productions of desire on the waterfront have not and will not be fully explained as arbitrary social constructions. The point here is twofold. First, the relationship between human desire...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 27 October 2020
...Helen P. Waudby; Bradley P. Smith; Guy M. Robinson; Sophie Petit; Gill Earl ABSTRACT Social-ecological system (SES) frameworks offer a way of diagnosing the economic, environmental, and social issues driving human-canid conflict, and can assist in the development and testing of management...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 129–139.
Published: 01 January 2019
... by services and systems embedded within a political, legal and social framework. Poison was found an effective tool for clearing lands selected for agricultural production in the early 1800s, and this discovery was followed by a rapid expansion in the application, range, methods of delivery and quantity...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 369–378.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Nicholas Smith This paper looks at recent efforts to replace the Easter Bunny with the Easter Bilby as a means to explore shifts in ideological constructions of the Australian biophysical environment. The ecological debate concerning what belongs in this landscape (and what doesn't) is examined...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 446–457.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Dingo Management on Fraser Island: The significance of social constructionism for effective wildlife management. Australian Journal of Environmental Management. Deconstructing Dingo Management on Fraser Island: The significance of social constructionism for effective wildlife management Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 322–331.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Liana Joy Christensen The captive breeding and management of the Western Swamp Tortoise Pseudemydura umbrina is a major zoological success story. Yet such programs do not operate in a social vacuum, and they have many critics. Science is a human activity and, as such, indivisible from social values...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 181–202.
Published: 01 January 2019
...). It should be supported more strongly by government and other meat industries, then benefits could accrue to landholders, including Indigenous owners, on whose properties kangaroos occur. This paper reviews current kangaroo management in a changing social, economic and physical environment and indicates...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 505–517.
Published: 01 September 2017
... by journalists in line with the media s business model or news values (McCarthy, Brennan, De Boer, & Ritson, 2008). In the discourse of a conflict, the media not only performs the role of informal risk communicator but also become the principal arena within which the social definition, the construction...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 656–662.
Published: 01 June 2020
... River surely would have a strong claim industry transformed the river and its catchment, as too. Look at the staggering range of noxious industries well as the social composition of its human population. that operated along the Parramatta River until very Ian describes with touching sincerity the way...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (1): 97–103.
Published: 07 October 2011
..., Western Australia. Fauna Bulletin No. 1. Fisheries Department, Perth. The results of an expedition to Bernier and Dorre Island Shark Bay, Western Australia. Fauna Bulletin No. 1 Sander, U., Short, J. and Turner, B. 1997. Social organisation and warren use of the burrowing bettong, Bettongia...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 130–141.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... Wildl. Soc. Bull. 10: 297-304. Bird collisions with a power transmission line and their relation to Botulism at a Montana wetland Wildl. Soc. Bull 10 297 304 MANSERGH, I. M. AND SCOTTS, D. J., 1989 Habitat continuity and social organization of the Mountain Pygmy-possum restored by tunnel. J...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 16 October 2020
... shaped human cultural and social systems. The research draws from ethnographic and cultural archives, historical narratives and media reports. This report reveals how dingo water knowledge and sophisticated navigational skills path integration or Dead Reckoning examined in the report, have enhanced...