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Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.033
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... Australia and the New Zealand subantarctic islands have yet to be fully explored for bryozoans, these figures must be regarded as conservative. The deep-sea bryofauna of Australia is also not yet well known. Many genera and some families are endemic to the region. Because of the economic and ecological...
Journal Articles
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.032
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... in specially designed chambers in the laboratory. Two or three species of Koorrnonga and 17 species of Nousia have so far been identified but are yet to be confirmed by adult association. Factors affecting rearing success have been examined. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2011
10.7882/FS.2011.004
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-4-3
... increase our understanding. It may also overlook issues of respect and care for the animals who share in our research. Finally, in an era of environmental change, bats may yet provide valuable early-warning systems. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2012
10.7882/FS.2012.037
EISBN: 978-0-9803272-8-1
... The theory of evolution by natural selection is the central organising principle of all science of life and, according to Daniel Dennet, it is “the most important idea anyone ever had”. Yet its broader significance in understanding human affairs is threatened by attacks from the right...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2017) 39 (1): 57–67.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and that agriculture is a major driver of wildlife extinction. In the increasing concern for the animals raised and slaughtered for human food on an industrial scale, the question of the number of species, rather than the number of individuals, hardly ever enters the debate. Yet this is a point of considerable...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.030
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
...., Queensland’s exotics are doubled to 36 species, Tasmania’s total is raised from 7 to 25. The various modes of introduction and dispersal are briefly discussed. As much of the continent has yet to be systematically surveyed, it is anticipate d that the tally of exotics will continue to grow, allowing...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1999
10.7882/RZSNSW.1999.065
EISBN: 0-9586085-1-2
... and awareness of invertebrates, have not yet borne fruit, and there remains an over-emphasis on vertebrates, flowering plants, threatened taxa and threatening processes, and an under-emphasis on the importance of invertebrates in ecosystem functioning. ...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2004
10.7882/FS.2004.060
EISBN: 0-9586085-9-8
... Invertebrates dominate both terrestrial and aquatic environments in terms of their diversity, yet few have been listed as threatened. Does this really mean that few species are threatened, or is it more likely that we just do not know enough about invertebrate populations? Realistically, given...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2015) 37 (3): 288–293.
Published: 14 April 2015
... assumptions of host-specificity have contributed to the extrapolation of studies in one ecosystem, yet no study has sampled the full range of hosts of I. holocyclus to understand the relative role of each species across the entire range of I. holocyclus in relation to health threats. Bandicoots are one...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 182–198.
Published: 31 August 2022
...Michelle Ward; James E.M. Watson; Aaron Greenville; Golo Maurer; Stephanie Todd; William Geary; Ayesha Tulloch ABSTRACT The 2019/20 wildfire season was devastating for Australia’s biodiversity and unprecedented in its extent and severity, yet the consequences for sites important for biodiversity...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1991
10.7882/RZSNSW.1991.009
EISBN: 0-9599951-5-3
... Some of the most fundamental questions of forest bat conservation cannot be answered without a stable species taxonomy, yet the taxonomy of Australian bats requires extensive research. Approximately two-thirds of species, affecting 80% of genera, require taxonomic clarification. This includes...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 278–303.
Published: 24 June 2022
... abundance at each site declined with fire (more so at burnt sites), yet species richness remained the same. Simpson’s Diversity Index increased post-fire in burnt sites. These three factors combine to suggest that all species in the community assemblage remain present after fire, albeit at lower levels than...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (2): 386–461.
Published: 20 May 2022
... of which (58%) were re-confirmed. We also found 55 new occurrence records, 11 of which were in burnt and 44 in unburnt sites. Burnt and unburnt sites showed slight, yet insignificant differences in the redetection rate of species, which was generally low (on average 50–65%). Our data does not reveal...
Includes: Supplementary data
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2022) 42 (3): 811–815.
Published: 20 April 2022
..., southern NSW. Hemiaspis damelii is an anurophagous (frog-eating) specialist, yet the feeding ecology and prey of H. damelii in southern NSW is unknown. Our observations provide the first recorded prey items from the southern parts of its range and highlight a potential feeding strategy used by small...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 2013
10.7882/FS.2013.017
EISBN: 978-0-9874309-1-5
... In using the term ‘dark age’ to reflect on the kind of cultural world we find ourselves in at this time, I am invoking analogies with various times and places when old certainties are moving into a state of collapse, but a new culture has not yet emerged to offer moral and social cohesion. Our...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2021) 42 (3): 699–701.
Published: 29 October 2021
... of unfertilised eggs, fertilised aborted eggs and stillborn young, yet none of these observations ever resulted in dystocia. It is interesting that this observation occurred in a snake from Herdsman Lake, Western Australia, where the Tiger Snake population is subjected to many anthropogenic stressors. We cannot...
Book Chapter
Series: Other RZS NSW Publications
Publisher: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Published: 01 January 1993
10.7882/RZSNSW.1993.031
EISBN: 0-9599951-8-8
... have yet to be fully elucidated. However, since frogs are sensitive to environmental influences at all stages of their life cycle, population studies would provide base line data to identify, at an early stage, the impact of human influence. ...
Journal Articles
Australian Zoologist (2020) 41 (1): 86–93.
Published: 01 October 2020
... programs. Their cost-effectiveness appears well established in finding cryptic and rare animals, yet they are not included in the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ published search protocol for bilbies. In this study a human searcher located six of 90 scats (6.7%) compared...