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Remote monitoring of animal behaviour in the environment can assist in managing both the animal and its environmental impact. GPS collars which record animal locations with high temporal frequency allow researchers to monitor both animal behaviour and interactions with the environment. These...

Author(s)
Handcock, R. N.; Swain, D. L.; Bishop-Hurley, G. J.; Patison, K. P.; Wark, T.; Valencia, P.; Corke, P.; O'Neill, C. J.
Publisher
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Sensors, 2009, 9, 5, pp 3586-3603
Abstract

Although the number of companion animal (pet) cats (Felis catus) in Australia is decreasing, there has not been a corresponding reduction in feline admissions to nonhuman animal welfare shelters. This study tracked 15,206 cat admissions to 1 large Melbourne shelter over a 12-month period. Data...

Author(s)
Marston, L. C.; Bennett, P. C.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Group, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2009, 12, 3, pp 189-213
Abstract

Feline social behavior is complex, and how it affects on the expression of problem behaviors such as aggression and house soiling is incompletely understood. This study examined whether observations by owners of normal cats were accurate enough to identify individual and social factors affecting...

Author(s)
Kendall, K.; Ley, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 2008, 3, 6, pp 244-247
Abstract

The small, genetically distinct population of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Port Stephens, New South Wales (NSW), is the target of the largest dolphin-watching industry in Australia and is located within the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park that was created in 2005....

Author(s)
Steckenreuter, A.; Möller, L.; Harcourt, R.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Environmental Management, 2012, 97, pp 14-21
Abstract

This book summarizes the information obtained about Australia's native mice and rats during the last 25 years. It is comprised of 10 chapters discussing the taxonomy, diversity, distribution, origin and evolution, reproduction, diet and gastrointestinal tract, populations and communities, social...

Author(s)
Breed, B.; Ford, F.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Native mice and rats, 2007, pp 185 pp.
Abstract

The ecology of the rain forest dung beetle Cephalodesmius armiger was investigated in Tooloom National Park, within the high-altitude rain forest of north-east New South Wales. We observed considerable overlap in the brood-rearing stages of the breeding cycle. The operational sex ratio was...

Author(s)
Dalgleish, E. A.; Elgar, M. A.
Publisher
CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia
Citation
Australian Journal of Zoology, 2005, 53, 2, pp 95-102
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Author(s)
Perry, G.; Seksel, K.; Beer, L.
Publisher
Purdue University Press, Indiana, USA
Citation
Current issues and research in veterinary behavioral medicine. Papers presented at the 5th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting, 2005, pp 280-282
Abstract

The behaviour of free-ranging and captive Eastern grey kangaroos Macropus giganteus, was investigated by the same observers, using similar methods and under similar vegetational/climatic conditions in a 4.2 ha enclosure at Neuwied Zoo, Germany and at Grampians National Park, Victoria, Australia....

Author(s)
Höhn, M.; Kronschnabl, M.; Ganslosser, U.
Publisher
Wiley-Liss, Inc., New York, USA
Citation
Zoo Biology, 2000, 19, 6, pp 529-539
Abstract

Calf output of bulls was derived using DNA typing for paternity following multiple-sire mating at two sites in northern Australia. At Swan's Lagoon Beef Cattle Research Station, Brahman crossbred bulls (n=12, of varying ages) were continuously mated with an average of 325 females in a 22 km2...

Author(s)
Fordyce, G.; Fitzpatrick, L. A.; Cooper, N. J.; Doogan, V. J.; Faveri, J. de; Holroyd, R. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Reproduction Science, 2002, 71, 1/2, pp 81-99
Abstract

The biology of the social spider Badumna candida was studied in a woodland in Queensland during 1987-89. Information was determined on colony size and changes over time, maturation synchrony, temperature effects on development, sex ratio, dispersal, colony foundation, fecundity and oviposition....

Author(s)
Downes, M. F.
Citation
Australian Journal of Zoology, 1993, 41, 5, pp 441-466

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