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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.064
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
Journal Articles
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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
DOI: 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...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 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...
Journal Articles
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 1992
DOI: 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 2012
DOI: 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 1994
DOI: 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 1999
DOI: 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 1992
DOI: 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
DOI: 10.7882/ZIC.1992
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
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...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 25 (1): 21–23.
Published: 17 March 2014
... envious honour of witnessing more native mammals become extinct than any other country in the world during the same period. If you count the birds that have become extinct on our offshore islands as species rather than sub- species, then we have also witnessed more native birds become extinct than any...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 27 (3-4): 55–57.
Published: 17 March 2014
... witnesses to give opinions on situations of which they have no first-hand knowledge. For example, four zoologists were called as expert witnesses in the Chamberlain Royal Commission. Nine were called in the unsuccessful prosecution of Professor Messel on a charge of having illegally taken barramundi...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 360–361.
Published: 01 December 2019
...-start his career as an extraordinarily productive book writer. It was during these early days that I had the privilege of witnessing another of Tim s great strengths: his effortless ability to connect with people as a science communicator. During the late 1980s and early 1990s I ran a course for third...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (3): 322–331.
Published: 17 March 2014
.... To wit: the Austrian connection, a museum s mistake, and the generosity of the Western Australian community at a time well before one would expect a conservation issue to have evoked such a response (Kuchling, DeJose, Burbidge and Bradshaw 1992). The Austrian Connection The Vienna Museum holds the type...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 38 (3): 430–456.
Published: 01 June 2017
... and were only rarely encountered. I could only explain that there was no physical evidence for the animals that they were describing. I often visited the locations of these observations with the witnesses so that I could understand the habitat and to question them firsthand, repeatedly asking them...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 127–129.
Published: 17 March 2014
... Australia. NSW in particular has retained more of its biodiversity than it would have if Paul had stayed in Cambridge. Paul Adam also has a keen sense of words, wit and history. The very title of his talk in today s forum on Threatened Species Legislation was: Opening a can of words . It is this breadth...