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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.088
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... As a senior student geography project, the effect of human activity on insect biodiversity in urban Sydney was undertaken at three locations with differing levels of recreational use. The locations were Lane Cove National Park, Bicentennial Park, and Cabarita/ Queen Elizabeth Parks, Concord...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.082
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... revealed higher levels of herbivory in urban remnants, consistent with the hypothesis that herbivores in these remnants were released from pressures of parasitism and predation. The importance of higher trophic levels in regulating herbivory was demonstrated in field experiments excluding avian and insect...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.104
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
...” in an urban environment while others have become the “losers”. Urban fauna includes endangered populations of animals in specific localities, and in such cases a supportive local community is vital to their long-term survival. Twenty years ago it would have been inconceivable that an insect ecologist be part...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
..., the species has only recently become widespread in the Brisbane region. We investigated the density and distribution of this and two native house-dwelling geckos in urban, suburban and bushland environments within Brisbane. The spatially clumped insect resources associated with external light sources were...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.013
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-3-4
... communities have a reduced species diversity when they are isolated from other remnants by extensive water, urban or agricultural land barriers (Diamond 1975). To reduce the isolation of natural plant and animal communities in reserves the preservation of biodiversity in the garden can assist. Already many...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/9780958608572
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 515–528.
Published: 01 June 2020
... (Riek et al. 2010), which could also apply to P. poliocephalus ability to find large insects in vegetation. In urban environments, artificial light sources have also been shown to have varying effects on behaviour of bats (e.g. Scanlon and Petit 2008, Day et al. 2015). Whilst some insectivorous species...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 440–442.
Published: 01 September 2018
...James A. Fitzsimons; Janelle L. Thomas ABSTRACT Despite its widespread range overlapping with urban centres and agricultural areas of Australia, there are few published studies on many aspects of the ecology of the Jacky Lizard Amphibolurus muricatus in the wild, including its diet. We describe...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 80–85.
Published: 01 October 2020
...J. K. Hanford; D. F. Hochuli; C. E. Webb ABSTRACT Urban freshwater wetlands have been identified as a potential source of mosquitoes of pest and public health concern in Australia. Mosquitoes most commonly associated with these habitats include Anopheles annulipes , Culex annulirostris , Culex...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 359–368.
Published: 17 March 2014
... stomachs contained plant material, with lower frequencies of arthropods. Fruits and seeds were the predominant parts of plants consumed. The dominant arthropods eaten were insect larvae and beetles. Occasional vertebrate items found in stomachs were mostly sourced as carrion. No significant differences...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 479–501.
Published: 13 July 2022
... DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2022.029 Kangaroo Island (KI) is situated about 14 km off the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, SA (Gillam and Urban 2014). It has an area of 4,405km2, around a quarter of which is conserved as National Parks, Conservation Parks or Wilderness Protection Areas (WPAs) (South...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (4): 585–604.
Published: 01 June 2020
... followed by the Green tree frog Litoria caerulea (18 Peacock spider Maratus lobatus (13%) and Spiny leaf stick insect Extatosoma tiaratum (12 which means the participants would appreciate observing these species in their natural habitats. All species were appreciated for their aesthetic qualities (i.e...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 76–84.
Published: 02 June 2014
... for the climate change threat to Lepidoptera and other insects. Journal of Insect Conservation 15: 259-68. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10841-010-9342-y Wood, B. C. and Pullin, A. S. 2002. Persistence of species in a fragmented urban landscape: the importance of dispersal ability and habitat availability...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 501–507.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Matthew Mo Surveys of the impact of stem-boring insects were carried out across 14 Flooded Gum Eucalyptus grandis plantations in the New South Wales North Coast bioregion. This paper reports on novel observations made during this work of the Bleating Tree Frog Litoria dentata seeking refuge...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 738–742.
Published: 02 February 2021
... the Adelaide River floodplain only shortly before the retaliation event that we have described above, but reached the Larrimah area about 15 years before the predation event that we have described (Urban et al. 2007). Thus, that second interaction cannot be attributed to a lack of prior encounters between...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (3-4): 213–216.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Report, Australian Entomological Society Myrmecia 30 6 Hopkin, S. P. and Read, H. J., 1992. The Biology of Millipedes. Oxford University Press: Oxford and New York. The Biology of Millipedes New, T. R., 1991. The “Doctor's Dilemma”, or ideals, attitudes and compromise in insect...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 770–810.
Published: 16 March 2022
... of forestry insect pests. Negative sentiments included the species role as an agricultural or urban nuisance or pest, or references to its ecological impacts. Neutral sentiments generally appeared in factual accounts of the species or its behaviour, without any indication of an underlying sentiment towards...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 65–67.
Published: 17 March 2014
...). Vic. Nat. 99: 240-51. A review of larval host records for Australian jewel beetles (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) Vic. Nat. 99 240 51 Jolivet, P., 1992. Insects and Plants: Parallel Euolution and Adaptation (Second Edition). Flora and Flora Handbook No. 2, Sandhill Crane Press, Inc.: Florida...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 535–558.
Published: 01 September 2018
... of ways for me. It s a choose your own adventure kind of book. The first thing is you can obviously go outside, go to your park, your garden, go on a bushwalk, and try and work out what you ve seen and the preciousness of these things. It just so happens to open to one of the insect pages, which...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 95–101.
Published: 21 March 2014
... to Reptiles of New South Wales Threlfall, C.G., Law, B. and Banks, P.B. 2012. Influence of landscape structure and human modifications on insect biomass and bat foraging activity in an urban landscape. PloS ONE 7: 1-10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0038800 White, A.W. 2010.Neverfail Bay...