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Australian Zoologist (2014) 33 (1): 1–15.
Published: 17 March 2014
... large and cumbersome and it was usually impossible to avoid including the wire mesh and concrete of an enclosure in the photographs.1 Many thylacines were in small, badly lit cages and some photographs show Is this picture worth a thousand words? An analysis of Harry Burrell s photograph of a thylacine...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2007
10.7882/FS.2007.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-1-2
... In this chapter, our aim is to draw attention to common themes, look historically at the subject, and to consider the use of words, particularly “pest”, “abundant” and “overabundant”. One of the important points is to note that the word “pest” is a label that can categorise an animal in a way...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (2): 145–191.
Published: 10 August 2023
... with coloured subterminal tail bands are black, we recommend deleting the word black from their common names. © 2023 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2023 --> Calyptorhynchus Zanda Calyptorhynchus banksii Calyptorhynchus naso Calyptorhynchus graptogyne Calyptorhynchus samueli...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1992
10.7882/RZSNSW.1992.001
..., 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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Australian Zoologist (2014) 30 (1): 3–25.
Published: 17 March 2014
... is devoted to painting a word picture of habitats, familiar to the writer in the 1930s and 1940s, that are now extinct. Benson, D. and Howell, J., 1990a. Taken for Granted: The Bushland of Sydney and its Suburbs. Kangaroo Press: Sydney. Taken for Granted: The Bushland of Sydney and its Suburbs...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
10.7882/FS.2013.021
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... a satisfactory excuse for unsocial land-use (or, to use somewhat stronger words, for ecological atrocities).” Since Leopold's initial publications in the late 1940s, his powerful ideas have affected thinkers in a variety of fields, including theology, agriculture, journalism, philosophy, and psychology...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.042
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... to consumer goods especially cosmetics. Words like “quantum”, “scientifically tested”, or “DNA”, and images of microscopes and white-coated lab workers not only blind consumers with science, but lend a false air of scientific legitimacy to products that may have little or no proof of efficacy. This strategy...
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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.2007.052
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-0-5
... of the plenary. What follows is an edited version of the questions and answers that followed the talks. The editing was directed at making the spoken word readable. The questions and answers are presented partly to illuminate a point, but mostly to set the tone for the final plenary by letting readers see...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2001
10.7882/FS.2001.004
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-2-7
... words, the dingo is on our side as a pest controller. A Dingo Barrier Fence separates sheeplands in eastern and southern Australia from cattle country further west in inland and northern Australia. It was once c. 9,000 km long but was truncated in Queensland, and now is 5,531 km long. It also...
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Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 0001
10.7882/RZSNSW.1998.024
EISBN: 9780958608503
... The biological sciences, including zoology, arose out of our fascination with nature’s diversity. We strive to identify and catalogue that diversity and to understand how it evolved and what our impacts on it are. The biodiversity tail has always wagged the zoological dog. The word “biodiversity...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (4): 1029–1036.
Published: 02 December 2022
... Aboriginal knowledge of the reproductive behaviour and life history of Tasmanian echidnas not described in the scientific literature until very recently. ABSTRACT Key words: Echidna, Platypus, oviparity, Indigenous knowledge,Tasmania Published: 2 December 2022 DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2022.046...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 97–108.
Published: 01 May 2023
... years after the event, we present photographs identifying the skin and skeleton of the last-known living thylacine. ABSTRACT Key words: thylacine; Tasmanian tiger; extintction; endling; zoo; museum Published: 1 May 2023 DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2023.017 Introduction The well-known photograph...
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Australian Zoologist (2024)
Published: 24 January 2024
... eventually overshadow the perspectives of flying-foxes connected to contentious issues. ABSTRACT Key words: charismatic species, education, maligned species, public engagement Published: 24 January 2024 DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2024.001 Introduction Perceptions of flying-foxes are diverse. From...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 85–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
... has changed its meaning over time in practical management and research contexts. Specifically, we explore how labeling a species or population or group as feral shapes theoretical and practical aims for scientists, humanists and managers in the present and for the future. Key words: alien species...
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Australian Zoologist (2024) 43 (3): 436–438.
Published: 31 January 2024
... of a Spotted Mulga Snake consuming a Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skink (Egernia depressa). This predation event has implications for the susceptibility of the similar-sized juvenile endangered Western Spiny-tailed Skinks, another understudied reptile co-occurring in the Mid West. Key words: Behaviour, diet, ecology...
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Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 217–222.
Published: 20 May 2022
... and behavioural lens to fire ecology will provide novel insights that help predict the ramifications of changing fire regimes on animal species. Key words: Australia, behavioural ecology, mortality, movement ecology, wildfire, wildlife Published: 20 May 2022 httpsdoi.org/10.7882/AZ.2022.022 Introduction...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 471–475.
Published: 20 October 2011
.../intro.html. Freeman, C. 2005. Is this picture worth a thousand words? An analysis of Harry Burrell's photograph of a thylacine with a chicken. Australian Zoologist 33: 1-16. Is this picture worth a thousand words? An analysis of Harry Burrell's photograph of a thylacine with a chicken Australian...