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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (3): 261–271.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the whale was rescued from the river before the onset of ill health or irreparable physiological damage. The whale swam away strongly on release, and its chances of survival appeared to be good. The success of the operation together with the physical state of the animal on release justify the decision taken...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 401–405.
Published: 17 March 2014
... impacts on species diversity and abundance, and 2) factors (clutch size and larval growth) that may impact on the success of L. peronii in human modified environments. Methods To investigate the influence of human disturbance, frog breeding sites were selected based on the data of Ferraro and Burgin (1993...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 160–165.
Published: 14 October 2011
... are speculative and difficult to address, requiring expensive data. One concern is that older females are the more successful breeders and teach their daughters optimal habitat and diet selection. The lack of older animals in a harvested population may reduce the fitness of the remaining individuals; implying...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.032
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.009
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Success Indicators, also known as Completion Criteria, are measures used to help identify when minesite rehabilitation has reached a sufficient standard that it can be relinquished by the mining company. The most common approaches to using such criteria are based on physical, edaphic...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.061
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... is not likely to contribute to their maintenance due to the time lags in reconstruction and importantly, our current lack of understanding of how to achieve restoration of complex ecological communities. Greater success is occurring in ameliorating threats to remnants of EECs, in particular weed control...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.070
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Invertebrate minibeasts have often been used as focal points for the creation of innovative classroom experiences. However, behind every successful classroom activity lies a good biological knowledge for trouble-shooting, knowledge of children’s cognitive abilities and a capacity for embedding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.011
EISBN: 0959995145
... In June 1985 approximately 62 False Killer Whales stranded at Crowdy Head, New South Wales, at least 33 of which were refloated in a three-day rescue operation. The successful operation involved overland transport of the whales and use of a still-water holding area. The cohesion...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.050
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
..., there is no evidence that the motive for building a fence (conservation versus growing sheep) is any guarantee of better performance. Proponents of predator-proof fences (and funding agencies) need to ask two key questions. 1. What is the real objective of the fence, and how do we measure its success? 2. What...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.091
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Ancient Egyptians deified Ibis and, in common with the farmers in western New South Wales, saw them as allies in the fight against pestilence. However, successive years of drought and reduced river flows in the west may have driven the Ibis east where they have taken advantage of poor urban...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1988.012
EISBN: 0959995145
... and developed existing techniques, tested options and employed new techniques. It involved mechanically lifting whales on to trucks and alongside boats, transport to a sheltered cove followed by the use of various surf-boards to coax them into deep water. Success is attributed to early notification...
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 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.054
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... in the last 25 years has been thrust upon us by hasty and unplanned attempts to remove flying-fox camps. There have been many attempts, many failures and only a few claims of success in moving flying-fox camps. None of the claimed successes has ever been monitored in such a way that their effectiveness can...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.036
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... Two Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea nestings were recorded in northern New South Wales during early 1993. Despite apparently sub-optimal nesting conditions, these unexpected nestings attained the relatively high hatching successes of 43 per cent and 78 per cent respectively. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.065
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... on biodiversity management. Some recovery plans have been written, but few actions have been resourced or delivered positive outcomes for the target taxa. Examples where recovery actions have been successful, apparently failed, or are still in question are discussed. Some required elements for successful recovery...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.003
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
..., monitoring and management of biodiversity need to be based on natural history studies, and that professionals and amateurs can, and should, work together to these ends. Examples of successful collaborations overseas and in Australia are discussed. These foundations should be built upon, but a number...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.016
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... sciences are currently practised, to deeply held concerns about the longer term viability of the biosphere. Progress, or the lack of it, in addressing major environmental issues over the last half-century is discussed. It will be necessary to balance pessimistic messages with positive news about successes...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.089
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Penguins has an extended breeding season (July to February), high breeding success (averaging 48.76% over the three years of the study) and a high rate of double brooding (averaging 12.53%). Despite the high level of breeding success, the Little Penguins in Sydney Harbour are subject to a relatively high...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.032
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... in specially designed chambers in the laboratory. Two or three species of Koorrnonga and 17 species of Nousia have so far been identified but are yet to be confirmed by adult association. Factors affecting rearing success have been examined. ...