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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 19 July 2021
... an audit of a virtual fence installation in south-east Queensland, Australia. We assessed its reliability in flows of traffic and the effect that installation parameters and site conditions had on its effective operation in an urban setting. We made observations on the behavioural response of Eastern Grey...
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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 (2020) 40 (4): 565–574.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Chris N. Thomson ABSTRACT Long-term monitoring of the Masked Owl Tyto novaehollandiae in a semi-urban landscape before, during and after large-scale habitat removal identified a positive response in breeding activity in the short-term and a change in prey selectivity. Over the longer term, the loss...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 468–476.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Corey T. Callaghan; John H. Wilshire; John M. Martin; Richard E. Major; Mitchell B. Lyons; Richard T. Kingsford ABSTRACT Urbanisation is altering local flora and fauna, but urban greenspaces can provide refugia for a variety of taxa. However, we often lack basic biodiversity information (e.g...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Catherine J. Price; Peter B. Banks ABSTRACT Despite their conspicuousness within urban environments, the ecology of commensal species is poorly understood. Urban environments are thought to provide abundant foraging and shelter resources for commensal species such as Black Rats Rattus rattus...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 288–293.
Published: 14 April 2015
... + Australia into the Web of Science (WoS) and Scopus databases. Searching ended on 2/07/2014. Two search engines were used to improve comprehensiveness of the literature search, as WoS extends over a greater time period and Scopus provides a better coverage of Australian zoology. Are urban bandicoots solely...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 102–104.
Published: 02 June 2014
... was aware of the added stealth component. It paddled immediately behind the breaking waves about Observations of hunting behaviour in an urban predator: the domestic Dog Canis familiaris Graham R. Fulton School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, South Street Murdoch, Western Australia...
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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...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 306–314.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Aidan Davison; Ben Ridder Interest in urban nature has grown rapidly over recent years in Australia, and not just amongst ecologists and conservationists. Policy makers, social scientists, community groups, the media and urban residents in general have also begun to think about, represent...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 379–384.
Published: 17 March 2014
... marinus, European carp, Cyprinus carpio and mosquito fish, Gambusia spp. are widely recognised to have had devastating impacts upon native wildlife. Overseas T. s. elegans has also had a major impact (eg. Confirmation of an established population of exotic turtles in urban Sydney. Shelley Burgin, Faculty...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (1): 62–68.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Tanya Hengl; Shelley Burgin Limnodynastes peronii was observed to successfully breed in small urban impoundments. Fecundity, egg viability and hatching success varied significantly, spatially and temporally. The predominant influence on breeding success was therefore deduced to be environmental...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 26 (3-4): 109–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Peter Smith; Judy Smith The Koala population in Warringah Shire has declined over the last 50 years with increasing urbanization. Koalas were reported from various localities throughout the Shire in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's. They now occur only at Barrenjoey Peninsula. Ku-ring-gai Chase...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (3): 822–825.
Published: 20 October 2011
... that the feral species was currently at a competitive advantage over the native species. aquatic vertebrate pest urban wetlands invasive aquatic species Australian freshwater turtle tortoise Sydney Basin Turtle Emydura macquarii dharuk Chelodina longicollis Beeton, R. J. S., Buckley...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 393–407.
Published: 14 October 2011
... distributed over agricultural land in the Pakenham area, on the south-eastern urban-fringe of Melbourne, Victoria, during the 2005/06 breeding season. Our aim was to identify key areas for the conservation of L. raniformis . We recorded L . raniformis at 14 waterbodies where we marked 31 males and 16 females...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.085
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... In the urban environment the impact of human activity often results in the construction of tidal barriers to estuarine fish passage and/or highly modified fish habitats. The modified, shallow estuarine habitat of the urban Rockdale wetland corridor, Botany Bay, is used by estuarine fish and its...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.046
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.073
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
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
... Urban wildlife comprises those native animals living in habitats that are found in cities and towns. Since most Australians live in cities, this is the wildlife that the majority of people encounter on a daily basis. We consider that this wildlife is a legitimate subject for study, not just...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2008.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-2-9
... Although questionnaire responses and direct feedback from residents showed that a substantial proportion of residents from a Port Macquarie retirement community found local peri-urban kangaroos to be ‘too close for comfort’, most participants indicated a preference for kangaroos remaining...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.102
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... Past urban development and gardening practices have had a devastating impact on native wildlife in the suburbs. In this paper the reader is invited to envisage a future where the urban community has embraced the concept of gardens as indigenous wildlife habitat, generally free of lawns...