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Australian Zoologist (2014) 21 (1): 105–107.
Published: 17 March 2014
...R. W. Dunn An experiment lasting for six months, on two initially homogeneous sibling groups of young Krefft's tortoises, Emydura krefftii, showed that pigmentation in these tortoises was influenced by the colour of the substrate upon which they lived. CANN, J. (1978). Tortoises of Australia...
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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.068
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... This paper explores the influence of the New South Wales Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 (TSC Act) and its predecessors upon the assessment of impacts on native fauna. There has been a move away from an overall assessment of impacts upon total biodiversity towards an approach focused...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.009
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... Because so many aspects of the past are uncertain, and cautious writing makes for boring reading, I have tried here to weave a narrative to interpret the changes in Western New South Wales. It is not a scientific report, but a story based upon best guesses about how things might have been. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.035
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... an indication of the scale and magnitude of threats confronting the bat fauna of NSW. Their future will depend upon the extent to which the PAS for bats is acknowledged, acted upon, and the time and resources given to bat biologists to implement identified recovery actions. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
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...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 368–389.
Published: 13 November 2023
... and is dependent upon appropriate survey methods. The objective of this study was to understand the within-patch, flying season, population dynamics of imagos of the endangered mire-dwelling dragonfly, Petalura gigantea , using a modified Pollard Walk, a line transect survey technique. Relative abundance of imagos...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.029
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... of wildlife in Australia’s south-east forests, solutions to management problem s rely as much upon commitments to particular sets of social interests as scientifically-produced data and evidence. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... when they should be considered exotic. Many native animals, including threatened species, are growing dependent upon exotic plants and animals, and this dependency calls into question the presumption that exotic means ‘bad’. Conversely, many native species behave at times as pests. The native-good...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.007
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Australia has at least 70 bat species and these constitute one-quarter of Australia’s mammals. In the tropics this ratio increases to one-third, and in southeastern coastal forests it is up to 40%. Some rainforest tree species appear to be dependent upon flying foxes to disperse their fruits...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 97–108.
Published: 01 May 2023
... on display. This research has resulted in the discovery and identification of a later thylacine arrival at the zoo, the endling of the species: an aged, adult female, whose body was indeed forwarded to the museum upon her death, and preserved therein; and we explain why no contemporary details...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2023)
Published: 12 April 2023
... and tend to impact more upon women and children. It is estimated that every year almost 500,000 people are maimed, permanently injured, or disabled by snakebite envenoming. The WHO has set a roadmap for the prevention, reduction, and control of snakebite envenoming, aiming to reduce snakebite deaths...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (1): 198–209.
Published: 17 March 2014
...David Hunter; Graeme Gillespie A survey was conducted of the distribution and abundance of stream-breeding frogs within Kosciuszko National Park, with particular emphasis upon locating new populations of the endangered Spotted Tree Frog Litoria spenceri. Twenty-five streams were sampled within...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.016
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
..., in which case each species will respond directly to environmental factors; 2) dependent upon a set of biological interactions among species; or 3) of a combination of both environmental and biological factors. Our second point is that climate extremes will drive substantial change beyond any changes...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 170–180.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Stephanie Hing; Jordan O. Hampton; Troy. J. Gibson ABSTRACT Animal welfare is an important concern wherever people are called upon to kill wildlife. Notwithstanding the ethical dilemmas surrounding the killing of wildlife in various situations, if an animal is to be killed we have a duty to select...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 5–12.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Peter J. S. Fleming; Guy Ballard ABSTRACT Animal invasions threaten native biodiversity globally and are the most important threat to Australian faunal biodiversity. Lethal control predominates efforts to manage invasive animal impacts upon agricultural and ecological values, but increasingly...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Daniel Lunney ABSTRACT This paper a) gives an historical view of national parks and other protected areas since the 19th century, b) gives a history of national parks and nature reserves in NSW, c) shows how recent has been the recognition that fauna conservation depends upon protected areas, d...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 311–320.
Published: 14 April 2015
... years' continuous research on reptiles at the site. The photographs provide the first specific records of predation upon reptiles by birds in this floodplain ecosystem. behavioural observations citizen science mortality predator-prey Beckmann, C., Crossland, M.R. and Shine, R. 2011...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (1-2): 14–19.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Forest has elements of both warm and cool temperate fauna. The conservation of reptile and frog communities in this area does not depend upon reservation of large areas of forest habitat. Rather, small reserves may be adequate to conserve populations of most species. Existing riparian strips and retained...