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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 203–206.
Published: 17 March 2014
...Daniel Lunney 203February 2003 AustralianZoologist volume 32 (2) Thoughts on good writing and the recent CSIRO Report Future Dilemmas EDITORIAL I was curious to find out why many environmental/ scientific writers cannot get their ideas across to the general public. So I decided, as a test...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.026
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... The link between climate change and wildlife is far from clear in the public mind. This paper tackles that issue through an overview of this book and a review of writings by scientists and others since 1970, including discussing strategies for conserving biodiversity in a changing Australian...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 35 (2): 128–145.
Published: 14 October 2011
... live and many of the physiological questions I have always been interested in could be answered only by field work. However, for every day in the field there have been many days preparing and delivering lectures, talking with students, writing grant proposals, going to meetings, reviewing draft theses...
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Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (1): 36–40.
Published: 01 January 2019
... more generally. The essay takes its title from an Australian children's classic, The Magic Pudding . Although less fashionable in twenty-first century Australia, and while there can be many arguments about the author's intent in writing the story, and the views he promotes through it (Eipper 1999...
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Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
..., or not even mentioned, in so many writings on food, food ethics, agriculture and economic growth, yet zoology needs to be on the table at every discussion. The zoologist has been a missing voice and now must be heard. © 2017 Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 2017 agriculture beef...
Book Chapter
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
... conscience of a nation. Their opinion became the organising theme of this book. The importance of this idea emerges clearly from the writings of Aldo Leopold: “If we grant the premise that an ecological conscience is possible and needed, then its first tenet must be this: economic provocation is no longer...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.034
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... in the Herald , including the science writing on climate change, was not self-destructive. It was instructive, interesting, and the presentation was engaging. The destructive element came from the opinion writers, either challenging the science outright, or promoting just one scientist, a denier of human...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.027
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-6-7
... A review of the writings of prominent scientists since the 1970s showed a reluctance to accept the realities of anthropogenic climate change until late in the first decade of the 21st Century. Sceptics, deniers, and vested interests used the indecision of the scientific community to delay action...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.009
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
... Because so many aspects of the past are uncertain, and cautious writing makes for boring reading, I have tried here to weave a narrative to interpret the changes in Western New South Wales. It is not a scientific report, but a story based upon best guesses about how things might have been. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.1039
EISBN: 978-0-9586085-8-9
... in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Most recently, I have participated in the writing and development of the National Forest Policy (early 1990s), the consequent Comprehensive Regional Assessments (CRAs), and the negotiations for the resultant Regional Forest Agreements (RFA). Finally, I have participated...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1994
10.7882/RZSNSW.1994.001
EISBN: 0-9599951-9-6
..., the New South Wales government department with the responsibility for managing the Western Division, produced two reports concluding that the Western Division pastoral industry and the land resource supporting it were in crisis. Against the background of these official reviews, some contemporary writing...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2019) 40 (2): 329–357.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and I m incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to write about them. I m also so fortunate to have the opportunity to work with illustrators like Tannya. Tannya s art is absolutely stunning and it has been such a treat to see my words mix with her images. This together with Steve Spargo...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 42 (4): 1050–1061.
Published: 08 February 2023
... think I can pass on Ann s details so you can make contact. I m sure she would be pleased to assist you. Dan Lunney writes to Ann Thornton Dear Ann, I am writing to let you know that I am sorry to hear that your mother, Barbara Triggs, has recently died. I am most sympathetic. It is always a very sad...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 32 (2): 329–335.
Published: 17 March 2014
... scientists tend to be copiously illustrated with graphs and figures. The style of writing is usually in the third person and the tone is objective, often giving the communication a sterile quality devoid of human identity. The subject can be and usually is abstract with no immediate and obvious personal...
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Australian Zoologist (2014) 36 (4): 478–493.
Published: 28 January 2014
... trust that the book will also encourage a conservationist s perspective. The same sentiment appears in Gilbert s writings from years ago, and we can be sure that it would have had his wholehearted endorsement. Having the citation conferred by Dave Pollard, who has contributed so much to Australian fish...
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Australian Zoologist (2023) 43 (1): 143–144.
Published: 14 March 2023
..., parasites, predators, competitors and mutualists, and population biology. Filled with summarising tables and graphs, this part may have been one of the most challenging parts to write because of the breadth of the topic and the often highly localised literature. However, with the physiology and behaviour...
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Australian Zoologist (2016) 38 (2): 235–256.
Published: 01 January 2016
..., the global scope, the quality of the advent and increase in electronic dissemination of the writing, the scholarship, the care in the layout, and the information, one might have expected that print material development of the story of this fascinating reptilian group would be on the wane. That this has...
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Australian Zoologist (2021) 41 (4): 778–793.
Published: 09 August 2021
... of writing, the final sequencing debate has yet to be satisfactorily resolved. Film 5 Until recently, film 5 was considered to be one film with a running time of 54 seconds. However, as previously noted, it is now known to be a spliced composite of two films taken on two separate occasions. The first 8...
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Australian Zoologist (2011) 34 (4): 544–547.
Published: 20 October 2011
... the Government s conservation agenda. Examples range from writing and amending legislation to developing software packages to assess the impact of clearing on biodiversity; developing and implementing recovery programs 2. for threatened species, including the writing of recovery plans, undertaking recovery...