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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 109–115.
Published: 11 May 2023
... trees as habitat for species not previously recorded as using tree roosts. In addition, the discovery further identifies the need for consideration of changing fire management with the onset of warming and drying as part of climate change. Prevention of future conflagrations, as was witnessed during...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.021
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Native grasslands in Tasmania are well endowed wit h xanthorhoine geometrid moths. The tribe, wit h 53 species in Tasmania, offers insights into the differential susceptibility to environmental change of related species over a relatively small geographical area. These moths can be allocated...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.003
... development proposal. Courtroom procedures create an environment in which it is difficult to give appropriately qualified answers to questions without appearing to contradict one’s own evidence or that of others. Being challenged as a witness during cross-examination and suffering the accompanying anger...
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Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 October 2020
... witnesses to a Thylacine capture have enabled us to piece together the life history of one of the last captive specimens. This account raises important questions over the accepted sequencing of the final two Thylacines on display at the Hobart Zoo. Thylacine Thylacinus cynocephalus Beaumaris Zoo...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.038
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
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Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 311–320.
Published: 14 April 2015
...-necked Turtles). The observations and photographs come from the wall of Fogg Dam, 60 km east of Darwin, the site of a long-term ecological research program on reptiles and amphibians. Professional ecologists rarely witness predation on their study animals, and this has been true at Fogg Dam despite ≯20...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 105–116.
Published: 02 June 2014
... used this technology to investigate the nest predators of a woodland bird community in south-east Australia, for which nest predation averaged 59% per annum over four years. Despite the loss of more than 240 clutches or broods during this period, only one predation event was witnessed prior to the use...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.009
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... Worldwide coral reefs are declining in health due to anthropogenic impacts including widespread bleaching or corals which often leads to death of the coral colony. Not only are we witnessing impacts on the cover of live coral and fish populations, but also we are losing the tremendous diversity...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.005
... The admissibility of evidence by expert witnesses and the role of expert evidence in environmental litigation before the New South Wales Land and Environment Court is examined. In particular, the role of expert evidence in merit appeals and civil enforcement is discussed. Guidelines...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.039
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Mygalomorph spiders have radiated within Australia in response to geoclimatic changes. Relicts are arbitrarily aged in relation to the geological history of the sites in which they occur and their affinity wit h microhabitats, which are postulated as mimicking lost Mesozoic and early Tertiary...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.022
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... This chapter summarizes the Royal Commission of 1901 into the western lands of New South Wales. The procedure adopted was the use of quotations to preserve the emphasis and colour of those who bore witness to the rapid changes induced by overstocking with sheep, and from rabbits, drought...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.001
..., it is not surprising that the court is better suited to the barrister’s style. For a zoologist, the lawyers’ day-to-day words, such as “affidavit”, “cross-examination”, “litigation” and “expert witness”, can be intimidating but, like all disciplines, the language of law can be learnt. However, words like “significant...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
10.7882/ZIC.1992
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (3-4): 65.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... If thii typifies a lawyer's opinion of scientists, it is indeed a sad and sony one. Hi statement, whatever hi intent, has created a false impression of scientists as to what their role should be when being called upon as an expert witness in court This is particularly unhelpful to many scientists who have...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 37 (1): 126.
Published: 02 June 2014
... to learn from them. history of a biological disaster. He has made excellent use of As we witness the expanding domain of the cane toad historical records to gain insight into the decision-making through northern Australia and into the west, this well- processes of the time, and of scientific publications...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 287–338.
Published: 31 October 2023
... source evidence. Several commentators with a definite contemporary connection to the zoo, or to its confirmed Thylacine suppliers, demonstrate the fallibility of witness recall regarding the chronology of events surrounding the last captive Thylacine (see: Appendix for a summary of the previous...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 811–815.
Published: 20 April 2022
..., now completely subdued, headfirst. Full ingestion of the frog was complete by 2112 hrs. Although we did not witness the original strike, the entire feeding observation lasted for approximately 40 minutes, after which the snake was captured, sexed (based on tail morphology), measured using a soft tape...