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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.2004.026
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... Dry rainforest occurs throughout the wet-dry tropics as isolated patches in a matrix of savanna woodland. Dry rainforests may provide important stepping stones for migrating forest birds, resources for woodland birds, and a significant component of bird diversity in arid inland landscapes. Dry...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.7882/FS.2011.024
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... relatively broad distributions and species diversity is higher in the northern wet-dry tropics compared to the southern arid zone. Three species, Saccolaimus saccolaimus, Macroderma gigas and H. d. inornatus , are listed as threatened and a further three species, Taphozous kapalgensis, H. stenotis...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.015
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... from the Wet-Dry tropics to arid central Australia. Within regions, there is also pronounced variation in species composition from the limited upland areas to lowlands, and with variation in substrate. Fire patterns impose a further layer of environmental variability influencing the distribution...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 311–320.
Published: 14 April 2015
.... Kennett, R. 1996. Growth models for two species of freshwater turtle, Chelodina rugosa and Elseya dentata, from the wet-dry tropics of northern Australia. Herpetologica 52: 383-395. Growth models for two species of freshwater turtle, Chelodina rugosa and Elseya dentata, from the wet-dry tropics...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (3): 68–70.
Published: 17 March 2014
... TAYLOR, J. A. AND TULLOCH, D. G., 1985. Rainfall in the wet-dry tropics: Extreme events at Darwin and similarities between years during the period 1870-1983 inclusive. Aust. J. Ecol. 10: 281-95. Rainfall in the wet-dry tropics: Extreme events at Darwin and similarities between years during the period...
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Australian Zoologist (2012) 36 (1): 59–74.
Published: 07 September 2012
... were investigated and several strong relationships emerged. Temporal patterns in the observed fauna were investigated and 20 species (15 birds, 5 reptiles) were found to be more numerous in different seasons (wet and dry). The avifauna recorded was consistent with much of Australia's tropical savanna...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (2): 217–222.
Published: 01 January 2016
...-resource coupling in wet-dry tropical rivers. Journal of Animal Ecology 81: 310-322. DOI:10.1111/j.1365- 2656.2011.01925.x Karim, F., Dutta, D., Marvanek, S., Petheram, C., Ticehurst, C., Lerat, J., Kim, S., Yang, A. 2015. Assessing the impacts of climate change and dams on floodplain inundation...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 552–561.
Published: 01 September 2017
... along the 100 m transect were used to estimate percentage ground cover and rock cover. The bird communities were surveyed in a 1-ha plot at each site along the gradient. To account for seasonal and inter-annual variation, surveys were conducted in both the late wet (April/May) and late dry (November...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (2): 158–164.
Published: 10 October 2011
..., the distribution of bird species in relation to vegetation patterns Wildlife Research 15 171 96 Woinarski, J. C. Z. and Tidemann, S. C. 1991. The bird fauna of a deciduous woodland in the wet-dry tropics of Northern Australia. Wildlife Research 18: 479-500. The bird fauna of a deciduous woodland...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 265–268.
Published: 17 March 2014
... unpubl. data 2003). The new locality represents a range extension of over 1000 km. This represents a marked biogeographic and climatic shift from the coastal and very wet (1200-1800 mm) monsoonal habitats of northern Cape York Peninsula to an upland wet-dry tropical biome (600-1200 mm). However...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 102–106.
Published: 01 October 2020
... partitioned from the 135° E meridian (Kluge 1974). York Scaly-foot Pygopus robertsi is restricted to the James et al. (2001) found significant genetic divergence to dry woodlands peripheral to the rainforests of the warrant separate species status based on electrophoresis Wet Tropics and heathlands of eastern...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (4): 547–551.
Published: 01 September 2017
...., Braithwaite, R.W. and Estbergs, J.A. 1990. Foraging ecology of some insectivorous and nectarivorous species of birds in forests and woodlands of the Wet-Dry Tropics of Australia. Emu 90: 215-230. httpdx.doi.org/10.1071/mu9900215 Clancy, G.P. 1985. An association between the Spangled Drongo and cuckoo-shrikes...
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 508–542.
Published: 01 December 2004
... 2000) . The lowland country in the southern~most portion of the Wet Tropics is very different to this. The southern boundary of this bioregion lies only 30 km north of Townsville, where it abuts the extensive dry tropical savannas of the Brigalow Belt bioregion (Sattler and Williams 1999). Having...
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Australian Zoologist (2020)
Published: 28 December 2020
... mm snout-vent length) agamid lizard distributed throughout the savanna woodlands of Australia s wet-dry tropics: from the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA); across the Top End of the Northern Territory (NT); to just over the very north-western border of Queensland (Cogger 2014). Although...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 424–428.
Published: 28 January 2014
.... Methods Study area and animals We studied anurans on the Adelaide River floodplain in the Australian wet-dry tropics, 60 km east of Darwin (Northern Territory: 131°18 48.19 E, 12°34 14.81 S). The Larval interactions with an invasive species (the Cane Toad Rhinella marina) affect life- history traits...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (3): 420–430.
Published: 17 March 2014
... 35: 131-138. Diversity and the coevolution of competitors, or the ghost of competition past Oikos 35 131 138 Corbett, L. 1995. Does dingo predation or buffalo competition regulate feral pig- populations in the Australian wet-dry tropics - an experimental-study. Wildlife Research 22: 65...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 17–38.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Tropics bioregion has been intensively studied (see references and data sources in Williams et al. 1996), but large-scale surveys in wet-dry tropics have only ever been undertaken sporadically in the past (Lavery 1968; Lavery and Johnson 1968; Lavery and Johnson 1974; Lavery and Seton 1974; Winter...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 554–560.
Published: 20 October 2011
..., including small and isolated pockets of wet and dry rainforest and boulder fields. An array of factors allowed particular rainforest lineages to persist in particular locations, but here we highlight rock as an important factor. By rock we refer to extensive, exposed areas of layered rock...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (3): 424–433.
Published: 01 September 2018
... species of tree-kangaroo occur in New Guinea to the north of Cape York Peninsula and two in the rainforest and its margins of the Wet Tropics bioregion to the south of the Peninsula (Figure 1). With climate change and altered sea levels associated with the Pleistocene Ice Ages, the most recent within...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (2): 258–264.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., the Clemant State Forest survey sampled 60 quadrats in both the wet and dry season, the Blackbraes survey sampled 36 set quadrats in the late wet season and the Wambiana survey sampled 40 quadrats, also in both the wet and dry seasons. All of these study sites lie within Australia s northern tropical savannas...