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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 529–534.
Published: 01 September 2015
... invertebrates that were mobile on the soil surface and thus A test of the feasibility of using glue traps to sample the invertebrate fauna in bilby Macrotis lagotis foraging pits Tamra F. Chapman Department of Parks and Wildlife, Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, Bentley WA 6983 Email: tamra.chapman...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.003
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Most people in Australia live in areas that were forested in 1788. Much of it is a now a cultural landscape, and it may be hard to see it as habitat for forest fauna. The challenge of managing Australia's forest fauna across this cultural landscape will be a major test of our civilisation...
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Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 24 June 2022
...). However, nest boxes can experience more variable and extreme microclimates than natural hollows, which could harm animals that use them. In this study, we tested the thermal performance of candidate nest box designs prior to their deployment for greater gliders ( Petauroides volans ) in forests impacted...
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
... The effective conservation of the dingo in Australia requires that a purebred animal can be reliably distinguished from a hybrid domestic dog. Even though the dingo and the dog are closely related differences in DNA between them can be used as the basis of a test to detect hybrids. Genetic...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... Five claims about Eastern Grey Kangaroos Macropus giganteus , or their management, are tested with evidence. Most of the evidence is drawn from three populations of M. giganteus located on reserved land in or near the ACT, which have the highest measured densities of any kangaroo populations...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (4): 689–695.
Published: 04 December 2020
... a range of ages, although the majority were high school students. All but two successfully matched some of the birds but there were considerable differences in accuracy and speed of performance. We tested differences in accuracy and time taken by participant, gender, age, and whether testing alone...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2013.014
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
..., but whether their biology can be broadly generalised is unclear. By channelling research into a limited range of species, we miss the opportunity to test theory on a wider range of species and the discovery of new biological phenomena. With new technologies and laboratory facilities becoming more affordable...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 550–567.
Published: 27 October 2020
...Helen P. Waudby; Bradley P. Smith; Guy M. Robinson; Sophie Petit; Gill Earl 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 interventions. SES...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (1): 111–129.
Published: 04 August 2021
... species tested for the summer of 1980/81, 24 foraged differently between one or more of the three plots studied. In winter, nine of 15 species on two plots foraged differently between plots. Differences in foraging were found between seasons and/or years for 20 species, including when data from individual...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1989a.003
EISBN: 978-0-9599951-1-4
... Birds are useful for testing ecological theory, monitoring environmental change, and establishing the basis of a national conservation programme. However, there are difficulties in estimating the numbers of terrestrial birds. Observer error and differences in spatial and temporal detectability...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.027
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... for understanding faunal patterns, population and community studies, documenting morphological variation, revealing the presence of cryptic species, and supporting and/or testing monitoring procedures. The possible sources of error in identifying species and approaches that will minimize these are discussed. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022)
Published: 20 May 2022
... resistance to wildfire as “exaptations”, it remains unknown to what extent they protect populations from predicted hotter and drier climates. Our predictions should be tested by obtaining direct measures of the thermal and moisture buffering capacities of micro-refuges, along with the continued monitoring...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 416–432.
Published: 01 May 2020
... selected, trained, tested and deployed five dogs; two for koala habitat (koala scats), one for genetic sampling (fresh scats only), one for the koala itself and one for koala disease ( Chlamydia spp. ) detection. Dogs enabled both large-scale and fine-scale survey design, with 2370 surveys performed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.052
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... of flying-foxes vary at this site from 1000 - 6000, but data also show that there was always a core group that remained in the site. This indicated that deterrence methods should focus upon the location of the core group, but because the site is a traditional maternity camp, one constraint to testing...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (3): 580–592.
Published: 09 March 2020
..., it was 21 years before Australia started the first comprehensive research trial into its efficacy in controlling the target species. The results of these tests that commenced in 1968 were an overwhelming failure. More tests in the 1970s had similar results, yet the broad-scale poisoning of pest species from...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.056
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... if determining authorities assumed a significant impact wherever scientific uncertainty existed. Currently, the application of precaution here is variable. The ‘Eight-part-test’ is effectively a checklist that is applied to determine whether there is ‘likely to be a significant impact’, thus triggering a Species...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.018
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
...: avoiding and overcoming bias in survey data used to derive computer-based models selecting an appropriate modelling technique incorporating spatial analysis into models testing and refining predictions ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 29 October 2021
...H. Bender; G. Coulson ABSTRACT Collisions between vehicles and macropods pose problems for road safety, animal welfare and wildlife conservation in Australia. We tested the ShuRoo, which is marketed specifically to deter kangaroos from approaching vehicles. We recruited 18 fleet operators...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 158–169.
Published: 01 January 2019
... sources of CO 2 that could be taken into field situations were tested: soft drink carbonating machines; the chemical production of CO 2 by mixing sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid; and, small disposable CO 2 cartridges. Of these, a system designed to use CO 2 cartridges was found to be the most reliable...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... to consumer goods especially cosmetics. Words like “quantum”, “scientifically tested”, or “DNA”, and images of microscopes and white-coated lab workers not only blind consumers with science, but lend a false air of scientific legitimacy to products that may have little or no proof of efficacy. This strategy...