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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.015
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
..., relocation, or euthanasia (where other means of dealing with them have failed) by those who wish to deter possums; and to provide information for residents who wish to encourage brushtail possums into their gardens. This approach is based on the largely untested assumption that it is possible to influence...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 388–397.
Published: 17 March 2014
... inhospitable areas where horse and bullock teams perished. When the motorcar finally took over, the teamsters - the men who drove the teams of donkeys - simply set their donkeys free, as they had no wish to shoot them. Conditions were ideal for the donkeys to prosper in their feral state. They are now...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (3): 261–270.
Published: 14 October 2011
.... It is anticipated that ongoing costs will be in the order of $25K per year for the next four years (2007-11). Details of the project costs and chronology of actions are given in order to assist others who wish to undertake similar projects. So far two adults have been detected 13 months post-release. Litoria...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (1): 28–38.
Published: 04 October 2011
... animals and pests was strongly established with children showing gendered responses to many aspects of farm life. The intertwined themes of family and pioneering appear to have shaped what people remembered and what they wished to draw attention to in their books - the nature of autobiographical memory...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.093
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-7-2
... The common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula poses a test for managers of urban wildlife because community attitudes towards the species vary widely from those who are prepared to live with it to those who wish it to be controlled as a pest. The New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2002
10.7882/FS.2002.042
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-4-1
.... Because of the animals' mobility, localised culling (as in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens) will not solve problems caused by the bats and, if continued, will act as a pteropucidal black hole, attracting to their deaths a continuing stream of animals from far afield. If the community wishes to protect...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.067
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... It seems even in this current age of scientific enlightenment our spineless invertebrate cousins are still being ignored and despised. It remains a hard call for anyone wishing to use the electronic media to push the case for the importance of invertebrates in biodiversity research and nature...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 143–144.
Published: 14 March 2023
... on Opossum phenotypes first discusses size variation. I wish that the weight distribution graph had been accompanied with a data table, although these can be found in the references cited in this section. The morphology section then takes readers on a usefully illustrated, classical morphology-style journey...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 24 (2): 114.
Published: 17 March 2014
..., both withi the Zoos and outside, with other departments, will be vital. He wishes to provide stimulus and motivation both to his staff, and associated departments and institu- tions, and to increase links with such places and organi- zations as CSIRO, the Universities, the RZS etc. The Zoo is becoming...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 363.
Published: 01 May 2020
... been The forum discusses different approaches to citizen science limited to a David Attenborough documentary, but these and presents successful case studies on its use. technologies are now becoming mainstream tools in the zoologist s tool-kit. Rapid advances in the sound recording We wish to thank all...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 40 (3): 462–467.
Published: 01 May 2020
...). When a researcher tells their story to the journalist or reporter, they lose control of the story and how it should be told. Now that the researcher is the story teller, they can tell the story they want to tell the way they wish to tell it. Social media platforms can be used as broadcasters...
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Australian Zoologist (2023)
Published: 07 September 2023
... of resources to rescue and rehabilitation efforts. This long-term dataset from across the state allows stronger conclusions to be made than the records from any one year, location or event. Acknowledgements We wish to acknowledge all the volunteer rehabilitators, both for their selfless contribution to koalas...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 January 2019
... museum specimens, teaching and edited to make them more readable in the written form. research, eradicating pest species, and conservation through the sustainable use of wildlife. In recent decades, We wish to thank all the authors for their willingness to however, killing has become more contentious...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 267–271.
Published: 01 June 2017
..., connected if possible and put the large animals in zoos. So, for the most part, conservation ecology is political ecology and relies on wishful thinking. The problem ecologically is that most species are rare, and as far as we can tell this has always been the case in the fossil record. And rare species...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (4): 689–695.
Published: 04 December 2020
.... This is a useful result for those wishing to study behaviour and ecology of Australian Magpies, but not wishing to subject them to handling in order to fit leg bands/rings to aid individual recognition as demonstrated by Wilson (1946). ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This project was conducted as part of IKK s research in Year...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 410–418.
Published: 01 November 2023
... disappeared from the consciousness of people and government alike. It has always been this way no matter what a wildfire cost in human life and biodiversity loss. I wish I could say something different, but over the more than eight decades of my life it has never changed. In the current political and societal...
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Australian Zoologist (2004) 32 (4): 632.
Published: 01 December 2004
.... Ian has kept the Council in order and ensured that we comply with the Articles of Association. We wish him well in his next venture. Our new treasurer will be Louise Gruber, also a Chartered Accountant, and I am sure that Louise will keep all our accounts in order. This year we joined the new century...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 68–70.
Published: 17 March 2014
... and desirable. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This study was supported by the Redland Shire Council. We wish to thank Professor Gordon Grigg for donation of the material to make the traps and also to Mr Les Fletcher for technical assistance in constructing them. We also wish to thank Mr Alistair Melzer for early discussions...
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Australian Zoologist (2018) 39 (2): 173–180.
Published: 01 January 2018
... to acknowledge and accommodate alternative forms of knowledge, going beyond education to encourage two way dialogue and exchange of ideas (Gill et al. 2009; Coffey and O Toole 2012). Different groups within the community will have different ideas of the values they wish to see protected in their area and how...