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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.082
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... predators from branches being used by a dominant herbivore on E. botryoides, Doratifera casta (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). The declining state of urban remnants may be linked to a disruption of ecological processes associated with the loss of species from higher trophic levels, releasing herbivore...
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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 22 April 2024
...Caragh G. Threlfall; Claire Farrell; Manuel E. Lequerica Tamara; Dieter F. Hochuli ABSTRACT Urbanisation is a leading cause of global biodiversity loss, imposing the most rapid and ecologically damaging impacts of any human driven land-use change. Despite the trend of biodiversity decline, urban...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
...., species richness) for these urban greenspaces. Citizen science projects are continuously improving our understanding of ecology at broad temporal and spatial scales. But, many conservation-relevant decisions are idiosyncratic and made at small management scales (e.g., local government). Given a general...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.018
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... The Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca is an unexpected addition to the small number of native birds that have recently moved into urban and suburban areas. The arrival of the species in the Central Business District of Brisbane in South East Queensland has been accompanied...
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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 10 June 2024
...Sebastien Comte ABSTRACT Considerable effort and money are spent to promulgate greener, more biodiverse cities with a fundamental push to increase the green connectivity between remnant urban bushlands and with their surrounding natural habitats (ecological reserves and National Parks). Yet, cities...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.061
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... We examine the nature and extent of listings of endangered ecological communities (EECs) under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 ( TSC Act ), including the role of endangered ecological communities in conservation from the landscape to species level. We ask how well...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/9780958608572
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
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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.2004.098
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The impacts of urbanisation on the biodiversity of native plants and animals are typically deleterious and potentially profound. These consequences are likely to increase as the size of the human population and geographic extent of many urban areas continue to expand. Unfortunately, the absence...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.023
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Despite international concern for biodiversity loss, as urban pressure increases on the Cumberland Plain of Western Sydney, the native vegetation continues to be lost despite being classified as an ‘endangered ecological community’ under both state and federal legislation. While substantial...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
10.7882/FS.2010.013
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... native vertebrates to large expanses of native vegetation on the urban perimeter, with many fewer species maintaining breeding populations in the Region's urban, suburban and rural terrestrial habitats as commensals of human society. A large proportion of the latter, particularly among birds, are species...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.100
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... surveys have considerable potential both to collect useful data and to increase community understanding of the ecology of urban wildlife. ...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 119–124.
Published: 10 October 2011
... van der Ree R. and Nelson J. 2002a. The effectiveness of ‘Envirospray Ultrawax Flying-fox repellent’ as a deterrent against Grey-headed flying-foxes in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne – a pilot study. Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology – Research Report Number 5. 28 May 2002. van...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.095
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... the development of conflicts between wild deer and people. Disagreement and politics among the wild deer stakeholder groups and a lack of knowledge of deer ecology, impacts and management techniques by government agency land managers continues to impede the effective management of urban deer populations...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (2): 256–262.
Published: 05 June 2014
...Nathan Waltham; Jane Hughes; Peter Davie Balancing coastal urban development with species conservation and habitat protection can be challenging for managers especially where good quality ecological data is lacking. Primary freshwater crabs ( Austrothelphusa species) of the family Gecarcinucidae...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.086
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... of the ecology (diet, habitat, nest sites, roost sites, breeding success) of these species in the Sydney region. The Powerful Owl is widely distributed, albeit at very low population density, throughout the outer suburbs of the greater metropolitan area, particularly where these suburbs adjoin substantial areas...
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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 17 June 2024
... emphasise the importance of understanding and mitigating anthropogenic stressors from the perspective of the animals affected, in both wild animals affected by urban development and captive animals. It is evident that a sensory ecology approach has much to offer in terms of improving animal welfare...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.043
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Nest boxes are used world-wide to provide substitute nest sites for a range of hollow-dependent fauna. Most nest box studies are carried out in forested environments to determine whether nest boxes might be a substitute for the loss of hollows. Although nest boxes are popular in urban backyards...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
... of native woodland in eastern Australia since the introduction of European agriculture and urbanization. In particular, the change in ecological role of the Noisy Miner appears to be linked to the accelerated rates of deforestation in the post-war period. Such broadscale habitat modification has both...