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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 13 April 2021
...Renee L. Brawata ABSTRACT The removal of apex carnivores from ecosystems can impact the abundance and diversity of species in lower trophic levels. In arid ecosystems, where “bottom up” forces of primary productivity and resource availability strongly affect trophic interactions, the role of “top...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 462–476.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Robert Taylor; John Woinarski; Ray Chatto Information on forest use and dependence on tree hollows was collated for vertebrates in the Top End of the Northern Territory. The proportion of the total fauna that used hollows was 40% for mammals, 18% for birds, 20% for reptiles and 13% for frogs...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.033
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
.... By contrast, the largest conventional jigsaw puzzle - the 4 × 2 m monster with 24,000 pieces that Eric Smith conquered in 179 days in 2008, is a fragment! The challenge for scientists is to convince those at the top and the rest of society that genotyping the bears in Montana is money well spent. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 71–77.
Published: 17 March 2014
...M. Schulz; M.C. de Oliveira A survey of the microchiropteran fauna of Kroombi Tops, central Queensland identified a total of twenty species. This Survey recorded nine additional species to previous surveys due to a greater survey effort, sampling in remote areas away from access roads and employing...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... This brings the number of known pygopods in NSW to 12 species. Pygopodidae desert legless lizard cryptic species First confirmed records of the Western Hooded Scaly-foot Pygopus nigriceps from New South Wales George Madani Mercenary Wildlife Ecologist PO Box 3113, Hill Top, NSW 2575, Australia Email...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 200–204.
Published: 30 September 2020
.... The available dietary data for adult M. iteratus as large bodied frogs with a large head-width to snout-vent length ratio complements the trend that larger frogs tend Notes on the diet and foraging habits of the Giant Barred Frog Mixophyes iteratus G. Madani Mercenary Wildlife Ecologist, PO Box 3113, Hill Top...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 499–504.
Published: 01 September 2017
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 464–476.
Published: 01 June 2017
... engineer the landscape, the air, the water and even the climate. In many situations, humans are also the top predator, killing both our competitive mesopredators and their herbivorous prey. Leaving the top predator out of models reduces the alternative hypotheses and imposes directional bias...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 229–237.
Published: 17 March 2014
...K Green; W.S. Osborne Evidence of viable populations of Mastacomys fuscus was found in two areas, the Snowy Mountains region in southern New South Wales (including the higher parts of the Australian Capital Territory), and at Barrington Tops in the north. Evidence of M. fuscus was found at 196...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 09 August 2021
... references to Australian Zoologist papers by other peer-reviewed publications. Between 2010 and 2019, 2.1% of Australian Zoologist papers were ranked within the top 10% in their fields globally, based on citation impact. Authors considering publishing in Australian Zoologist should note that longer papers...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 25 February 2021
...-reaching consequences for ecosystem assembly associated with the removal of a top predator. * CHM and BW are co-lead and corresponding authors. CHM: charlotte.mills@unsw.edu.au , BW: b.wijas@unsw.edu.au © 2021 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2021 Trophic cascades camera trap...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 02 February 2021
.... Observations of denning (n=66) across 22 den trees identified that the gliders utilised between 1 and 4 dens during the study. Den trees were predominantly large Blue gum Eucalyptus tereticornis , with Gum-topped box Eucalyptus moluccana, Narrow-leafed ironbark Eucalyptus drepanophylla, Tindale’s stringybark...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 14 September 2020
... about the ecological roles of most top-predators, including Australian dingoes. This uncertainly is maintained by a dearth of experimental evidence investigating their roles. Such evidence is indispensable if dingo management is to be evidence-based. In this report, we discuss a recent experiment where...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 75–91.
Published: 01 January 2019
... of endemic terrestrial birds on the island, with the species now functioning as the top apex predator there and possibly limiting population numbers of Rattus rattus . If Tyto novaehollandiae is exerting mesopredator control, this cautions the removal of its population, as required to prevent it switching...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.012
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... In many aquatic systems, cascading trophic interactions are important determinants of community structure, via top-down (predation) and bottom-up (productivity) factors. In contrast, little is known of the importance of these factors in the structuring of diverse terrestrial communities...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (4): 480–510.
Published: 17 March 2014
... hatching at temperatures between 19.0 and 29.0°C, when the larvae measured 5.30 - 5.85mm in length. Opercular stripes appeared on juveniles between 12 and 20mm in length, and males and females were mature at 44.7 and 49.0mm respectively. Adult males often had a pronounced bulge on top of the head...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 233–246.
Published: 17 March 2014
... through an analysis of the government-led decision-making process, since an aerial cull of horses in October 2000. The paper focuses on challenges of effective community involvement when top-down management processes (e.g., centralized decision-making by government) are imposed. A key question addressed...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 144–148.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., these top four topics demonstrate a consistent preference for ecologically-based viewpoints on contemporary conservation matters. A high degree of interest was shown in articles on Taronga/Western Plains Zoo (62%), fauna survey (60%). features taking up an entire edition, e.g., Riversleigh fossils (54...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 71–78.
Published: 17 March 2014
... of a fragmentation of habitat; effects of logging; surveys of bats at specific locations, or habitats; and effects of mining. For government wildlife agencies, the top priorities were surveys of bats of threatened habitats, insisting on bat studies in environmental impact statements, and education programmes...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 120–124.
Published: 07 September 2012
.... It takes to the air by climbing to the top of palms and is sometimes killed by colliding with them. The eradication of the European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus from Cabbage Tree Island in 1997 was undertaken to remove one of the threatening processes endangering P. leucoptera . This action has in turn...