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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 658–668.
Published: 01 December 2018
... these features at a local landscape scale. Long-term banding data also revealed negligible effects of weather extremes on survival and we suggest our high elevation study site represented a climate refuge that buffered bats from the effects of weather extremes. No single technique provides all the answers to bat...
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Australian Zoologist (2021)
Published: 07 July 2021
... and ambient noise, followed by whether conspecifics are present, weather variables, habitat variables, whether animals have received previous exposure to anthropogenic settings, animals’ behaviour prior to drone flights and whether predators are present. Policies and protocols that address these factors have...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2012.022
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Koalas are prime candidates to study the impact of climate change because they are specialised folivores and lack any ready means of avoiding weather extremes. Koalas are widely but patchily distributed throughout eastern mainland Australia. Efforts to protect them from landscape-scale threats...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (2): 220–230.
Published: 11 November 2020
... between: (1) the severity of fires and logging history, (2) post-fire bird population recovery and long-term climate and short-term weather conditions, and (3) impacts on forest soils. The structure and landscape composition of the Mountain Ash ecosystem has been radically altered over the last century...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 733–747.
Published: 01 December 2018
... challenges due to the harsh environmental conditions or extreme weather events that may be encountered. Such conditions are especially likely to occur in arid environments. Fieldwork issues can arise from vehicle breakdowns, wildfires and heavy rainfall events, all of which can delay or even cancel data...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 280–295.
Published: 01 January 2018
... distribution modelling that take into account temporal patterns of movement driven by weather and productivity, we demonstrate how to map and predict the key sites for conservation action for nomadic species. We explore recent advancements in decision–support tools to incorporate species movements...
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (4): 510–516.
Published: 01 September 2015
... active while inside the mounds, a few became torpid while in the mounds. The use of the mounds was influenced by ambient weather conditions. Vegetation mounds have a management advantage over other types of over-winter habitat in that they are portable, cheap and easy to maintain and easy to monitor...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 65–67.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Richard Shine; Mark Fitzgerald This small elapid snake is endangered because of its restriction to a specific habitat (weathered sandstone outcrops in southeastem Australia) that is under heavy pressure for commercial exploitation, especially for “bushrock” in suburban gardens. We review...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 369–377.
Published: 14 October 2011
... physiological adaptations, to access sufficient water for evaporative cooling during periods of hot, dry weather. Australian Koala Foundation. 2009. Distribution Map at: https://www.savethekoala.com/koalasdistribution.html Bureau of Meteorology. 2008. Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology. http...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.019
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. Depending on weather conditions and net orientation, between 8 and 53 bats were captured per session as they returned to the roost site in the early morning. Animals were captured using a 12 m long mist-net on pulleys attached to two 13.2 m tall aluminium masts...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.047
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... Banks was the most wind- exposed site, Henry Head was partly exposed to the wind while Malabar was the least exposed site. Malabar also had the warmest roost temperatures. Bat numbers at each site were associated with prevailing weather conditions, with higher numbers of bats at Malabar during stormy...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2007.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... The Aboriginal songline or Dreaming track system may be examined from the point of view of an adaptive strategy for high mobility which makes it possible to map consumers on resources in a dominantly dry continent with highly variable weather patterns. The Dreaming track adaptation operates...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2004.089
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... soils or other suitable habitat on the Hawkesbury sandstone foreshores of Sydney, the Manly colony of Little Penguins nest mostly in rock crevices and human-made structures that offer protection from the weather, tidal action, predators and human disturbance. The Sydney Harbour population of Little...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 724–732.
Published: 01 December 2018
...). For the rodents we have much less experimental data and we rely instead on weak inference from natural history observations. Rodent populations can change because of weather, food supplies, interspecific competition, predation, disease, parasitism, or social interactions (Boonstra et al. 2001, Boonstra and Krebs...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (2): 161–170.
Published: 01 January 2016
... preferred aquatic cobbled habitat (Hunter 2012; Hunter & Smith 2013) was likely to be present. Identification of cobble habitat was used to assist with focussing survey effort (see below). Survey methods Bathurst survey period and weather conditions The investigation areas for the Booroolong Frog surveys...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (4): 669–674.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the Victorian example. Because previous work had indicated that vegetation response was closely linked to post fire rainfall, weather stations were set up across the experimental study area. These data were available so we could link short term responses to weather variables. As the study has progressed, and we...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 267–271.
Published: 01 June 2017
... has decided that some monitoring programs like the weather and the stock market are to continue forever regardless of how useful the data are. I doubt that ecological monitoring will be given such a kind evaluation. 8. Climate change can explain everything if you are interested only in after-the- fact...
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Australian Zoologist (2013) 36 (2): 229–231.
Published: 07 February 2013
.... Keacher, K.L. Humphrey, J.S. Bruce, W.E. Mathies, T.C. and Mauldin, R.E. 2010. Cold weather and the potential range of invasive Burmese pythons. Biological Invasions 12(11): 3649-3652. Cold weather and the potential range of invasive Burmese pythons Biological Invasions 12 3649 3652 Bomford...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 469–479.
Published: 01 September 2018
... (topography, vegetation type, soil type, fuel loads), as well as local climate and weather conditions (wind speed, temperature, humidity) (Whelan 1995; Neary et al. 1999; Certini 2005; Bradstock et al. 2012). From an ecological perspective, fires may not necessarily be a catastrophic event and may indeed play...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 31 (2): 376–387.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Table 1). All sites were surveyed within a 3-day period to reduce the influence that weather conditions may have on the detection of bell frogs. These sites were visited both day and night. Two sites (Coomaditchy Lagoon, Gloucester Boulevarde) with bell frogs were visited more frequently in order...