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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 95–101.
Published: 21 March 2014
... detected on the outer edges of crevices. Survey results expand baseline information and inform future decisions aimed at promoting biodiversity in remnant bushland. Habitat fragmentation remnant bushland saxicolous lizard Sydney Metropolitan Area urban ecology Abramsky, Z. and Tracy...
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
... The urban remnants of Sydney support a unique and diverse fauna and flora. Many are of high conservation value, despite being subjected to a range of anthropogenic disturbances that seemingly compromise their biodiversity value. We tested a suite of hypotheses associated with habitat...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 440–442.
Published: 01 September 2018
... an instance of a Jacky Lizard foraging on abundant mating bibionid flies Bibio imitator amongst remnant vegetation in an urban environment. Small black ants, which were also present, were not consumed. Foraging techniques were similar to those observed by another study in laboratory conditions, but potential...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.075
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... as a pale version of research in rural Australia or in national parks and nature reserves. It is the urban environment where many people will form their ethic of care for our native fauna, concern for the conservation of remnant bush and the desire to restore degraded habitats. It is for these reasons...
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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
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 29 (1-2): 3–41.
Published: 17 March 2014
... formerly abundant are now scarce. The native terrestrial and aquatic fauna in the catchment will continue to decline with urban expansion and better management of human activities within the catchment is urgently required. Further clearing within the catchment is unwise and existing vegetation remnants...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 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...
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
... native species includes managing them as urban pests, such as the common brushtail possum whose populations are literally going through the roof. Birds seem ideally suited to an urban lifestyle because they can fly in and out of backyards and remnant bush, but only some species have become the “winners...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 35 (4): 1040–1046.
Published: 29 January 2012
.... Kangaroorelated motor vehicle collisions Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection and Critical Care 53 360 363 Anderson, L. and Burgin, S. 2008. Patterns of bird predation on reptiles in small woodland remnant edges in peri-urban northwestern Sydney, Australia. Landscape Ecology 23(9): 1039-1047. Patterns...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.061
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... and minimising disturbance, especially through support from local councils and volunteer groups. However, both the number of remnants and their proximity to urban areas will influence the ability to ameliorate threats in remnants due to resource constraints. The recognition that persistence of these EECs is also...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.077
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... of introduced species. Very small (<5 ha) remnants of eucalypt forest also lose small-bodied native birds, and additionally show increases in larger-bodied species. Suburbs that are better-vegetated resemble the very small remnants: they have not re-acquired small-bodied native species, but have more large...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.099
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
..., while those adjacent to a bund wall showed the greatest variability. This study has shown that the diversity and abundance of macrofauna in urban mangrove forests was correlated with the adjacent habitat, thus it is important to conserve remnant patches of saltmarsh in our urban environment. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.087
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... the relatively large size of these bushland remnants, in all reserves the number of reptile and frog species had declined since urbanisation. The largest losses occurred in the four urban reserves. Seven species predicted to have occurred historically were now only present in the peri-urban site. Some...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (2): 190–198.
Published: 17 March 2014
... the Southern Tablelands. However, the frogs also vanished from well-watered sites such as rivers, urban lakes and pools located in botanic gardens. This indicates that other unknown factors are likely to have been involved in the declines. Surveys to locate any remnant populations should be given a high...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.098
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... of remnant vegetation or public open space within a 700 m radius of the survey point. This is probably because species that rely on tracts of native vegetation are unable to persist in the urban mosaic of greater Melbourne, while more generalist species are able to cope with the radical changes associated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.038
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Forested habitat has been extensively cleared in south-east Queensland. We used the Alex computer program to conduct a preliminary population viability analysis (PVA) for squirrel gliders Petaurus norfolcensis living in a set of habitat fragments, embedded in an urban matrix in Brisbane. Our...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2010.030
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-3-6
... Sydney is among the fastest-growing urban regions in Australia. An important environmental impact of urban sprawl is the loss and maintenance of remaining biodiversity values. The current study focuses on native vertebrate fauna, excluding fish, pelagic species and vagrants. This group...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.097
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... of how these remnants function in the estuarine ecosystem. In addition, they have aesthetic, recreational and educational values. To illustrate these values, the wetlands of Bicentennial Park and Newington at Homebush Bay on the Parramatta River in Sydney are used. These wetlands, which are adjacent...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2002.051
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
... campsites and their human neighbours. It shows the conflict that occurs when planning at government level, both state and local, fails to maintain a buffer zone between increasingly-protected flying-fox camps and encroaching urban development. The Maclean conflict received wide media coverage and articles...