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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.043
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... Arid zone landscapes are characterised by a high spatial and temporal variability, particularly seasonal variability, observable on a range of scales. This variability is an important factor influencing the distribution and dynamics of wildlife populations in the arid zone. However, progress...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.030
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... The spatial distribution of suitable habitat for animal taxa has been a major topic of ecological research. Information on the spatial distribution of habitat and its temporal variability provides a basis, both theoretically and practically, for habitat management. As a result, the use...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.003
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Numbers of most invertebrates are variable. Processes affecting their abundances operate at many spatial and temporal scales. Documenting biodiversity is therefore made complex and appropriate scales are not obvious. Processes at small scales (e.g., behaviour), intermediate scales (e.g...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (4): 625–631.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Francis Lemckert I recorded the calling activity of the males of a population of the common eastern froglet Crinia signifera during 1988 to determine the seasonal and temporal patterns of calling activity and the influence of micrometeorological variables on calling. The patterns of calling were...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 59–74.
Published: 07 September 2012
... of fauna assemblage in relation to underlying geology and associated habitat variables were investigated and several strong relationships emerged. Temporal patterns in the observed fauna were investigated and 20 species (15 birds, 5 reptiles) were found to be more numerous in different seasons (wet and dry...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... of backyard bird surveys conducted by volunteers who enter their survey data on line. This steadily growing database can be used to examine the relationships between common urban birds, both amongst each other and with human-generated habitat variables. It can also be used to identify local variation in bird...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.040
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... that are a mere pinprick on this landscape, which constitutes 70% of the area of Australia. Scale, both spatial and temporal, is a critical issue underlying our understanding of this landscape. In this paper, three key elements affecting the biodiversity and ecology of this landscape are discussed: climate, fire...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 605–628.
Published: 01 December 2004
... in a reexamination of the temporal and spatial patterns of decline of these mammals. Shortridge collected a monotreme, 25 species of marsupial, 10 species of bat, 8 species of rodent, as well as rabbits and dingoes (a total of 46 species). He collected in five broad regions: mesic woodland sites in what is now...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.021
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... in relation to environmental variation; reference sites; the array of potentially measurable biotic and process variables, and spatio-temporal measurement scales. Finally we explore analytical options and present selected findings, using univariate and multivariate approaches, and comparing simple species...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 192–200.
Published: 07 February 2013
..., or temporal variability in habitat utilisation. Low density populations are also vulnerable to temporal variability in habitat utilisation producing random increases in estimates (DERM 2012). This vulnerability to missed observations or temporal variability may be overcome by intensifying sampling effort...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 646–657.
Published: 01 December 2018
... which they respond to climate critical to understanding the ecology of temporally variable desert ecosystems. Acknowledgements Funding for this project was provided by the Hermon Slade Foundation, the Australian Research Council, and the Long Term Ecological Research Network, an Australian research...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 582–589.
Published: 01 September 2017
... conducted previously (M. McMaster pers. comm means that oversight prior to 2007 is unlikely. This 10-year gap between observations may also be symptomatic of the high temporal variability recored for many sea slug populations over a range of scales (Angulo-Campillo 2005; Nybakken 1978; Smith and Nimbs 2017...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... warning system and identifying threats that can be managed. However, field-based monitoring can be costly and also prone to delays and incomplete sampling due to variable and often inclement environmental conditions and insufficient funding. Nonetheless, the temporal depth of long-term field data is its...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 581–590.
Published: 01 December 2018
... processes involving dingoes require relatively long-term, time-series data sets that are related to the life-history of dingoes. Monitoring dingo population size, density and activity patterns with indices requires that the measures of population variables are not confounded with temporal changes...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 280–286.
Published: 17 March 2014
... at high densities, coupled with the patchy and temporally variable environment, increases the potential for variable bias in kangaroo surveys. In particular, there would have been changes in both the distribution or amount of food over the study period leading to changes in habitat use unrelated...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 757–769.
Published: 20 October 2011
.... Disturbance and the temporal variability of invertebrate assemblages in two Andean streams. Freshwater Biology 31: 131-142. Disturbance and the temporal variability of invertebrate assemblages in two Andean streams Freshwater Biology 31 131 142 Geddes M. C. and Puckridge J. T. 1988. Survival...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 434–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and body size in European grass snakes. Copeia 1993, 561-564. Madsen, T., and Shine, R. 1993b. Temporal variability in sexual selection on reproductive tactics and body size in male snakes. American Naturalist 141, 167-171. doi:10.1086/285467 Madsen, T., and Shine, R. 1996. Determinants of reproductive...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 280–295.
Published: 01 January 2018
... a Bayesian belief network to predict suitable habitat of an endangered mammal The Julia Creek dunnart (Sminthopsis douglasi). Biological Conservation 139:333 347. Smith, M. S., and R. R. J. McAllister. 2008. Managing arid zone natural resources in Australia for spatial and temporal variability...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 94–101.
Published: 01 October 2020
... al. 2010; vulnerable predator species has varied substantially, both Powell et al. 2011; Vilà et al. 2011). Invader impacts can within and between affected predator taxa (O Donnell et be spatially and temporally variable, even within a single al. 2010; Oakwood 2004; Somaweera et al. 2013). species...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 09 May 2022
... Sittella Daphoenositta pileata and Yellow-rumped Thornbill A. chrysorrhoa , are in decline, with local extinction predicted by 2030. The data illustrate the importance of abundance data for long-term monitoring and the importance of Kings Park as a refuge for Perth’s birdlife. Temporal Patterns...