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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 633–645.
Published: 01 December 2018
... between components of the fire regime. We recommend that ecological studies continue to utilise long-term study sites through monitoring programs to improve our understanding of how invertebrate taxa respond to fire regimes; and to better identify the important role of invertebrate groups in ecosystem...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 581–590.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Zoologist volume 39 (4) Theme Edition: The critical value of long-term field studies and datasets Introduction Explicit consideration of timescales and dynamics is required for an understanding of fundamental issues in ecology. Alan Hastings (2010: pp 3471, Abstract) Hasting s (2010) suggestion that much...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 28–38.
Published: 04 October 2011
... in the past. This article contributes to our understanding of change by studying autobiographies written by farm people since 1990 and provides a baseline of farm children's human-animal relationships to compare with contemporary experiences. Although less focused than interviews with elderly people...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.025
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Management of wildlife tourism is multi-faceted, requiring an understanding of the long-term biological impacts as well as the needs of tourists, industry and other stakeholders. Successful management for the sustainability of wildlife tourism is most likely to succeed under an adaptive...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.013
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... This chapter explores recent developments in the management of Aboriginal values in forest environments. There is growing evidence that land managers have come to understand that the concept of Aboriginal heritage in NSW encompasses a range of issues and values which span the nature-culture...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (3): 667–689.
Published: 22 October 2021
...Graham H. Pyke; Arthur W. White ABSTRACT As amphibians have declined more than other vertebrates and are important environmental bio-indicators for aquatic ecosystems, we must understand how attributes of such ecosystems affect individual frogs, populations, and multi-species communities...
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
... This paper examines the role of species level studies in assessing arthropod biodiversity and understanding the processes that shape it. Examples from one of the most species-rich groups of insects , the parasitic Hymenoptera, are used to examine the importance of data at the species level...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... This is a discussion of the ways in which postage stamps might serve to raise awareness and interest, and through associated media and events, to increase understanding. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.049
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... Conservation of flying-foxes is dependent upon a greater understanding by the general public of their role in the environment and their behavioural characteristics. Negative stereotypes and attitudes perpetuated through the media can have a detrimental impact on their conservation. Since 1985...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... This paper combines personal experience with a more objective overview of bat research in Australia from 1954 to the present day and then into probable futures. It starts with a handful of virtually self-taught researchers who developed a significant ecological and behavioral understanding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... ecosystems or to understand the consequences of inaction on climate change. Scientists do understand, but have failed to communicate effectively with government, the general public, and the media. Too few have been advocates of action. In doing so, they haveabrogated their social responsibility and condemned...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.065
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... The invertebrate agenda can be characterized by a series of inter-related laments: not enough funds; poor taxonomic understanding; too few scientists dealing with too many taxa; dominant detracting notions like cute and cuddly; and that vertebrates and/or vegetation communities are assumed...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.005
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... understand how groups will relate to their natural environments unless we try to understand these inter-group political, cultural and historical conflicts. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Human disturbance is caused by the mere presence of humans in the environment. As both predation risk and human disturbance redirect time and energy from other fitness-enhancing activities such as reproduction and feeding, perceived predation risk appears to be useful in the understanding...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.046
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... Past research on dingoes Canis lupus dingo indicated that ‘pure’ populations were threatened by hybridisation with domestic dogs, C. l. familiaris. Other work showed that methods of control affected their social systems. Understanding the ecology of dingoes can help to engender the use...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.010
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... through successive stages, larval survival and abnormality including the failure to produce shells and skeletons. Despite these trends, our current understanding of the biological consequences of an acidifying ocean over the next century is still dominated by large uncertainties. Some of the greatest gaps...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.006
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... We propose here that understanding the history of lineages and ecosystems is a prerequisite to developing effective conservation programmes. Short-term perturbations (i.e., those documented within the last two centuries) may alert us to short-term problems but comprehension of long-term trends...
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
... The history of the transition of natural history from being at the centre of western science to the periphery is outlined. The development of a divide between amateurs and professionals is discussed as is the decline in nature study in school education. It is argued that understanding...
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...