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A fresh framework for the ecology of arid Australia
Abstract A revised set of propositions about ecology in arid Australia is presented, based on research literature since publication of Stafford Smith and Morton (1990) . Fourteen propositions distilExpand
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What drives long-distance movements in the nomadic Grey Teal Anas gracilis in Australia?
In contrast to northern temperate environments, where day length and temperature changes are obvious proximate cues for movement to resource-rich breeding habitats, the cues for movement used byExpand
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The role of wild birds in the transmission of avian influenza for Australia: an ecological perspective
Abstract Waterbirds, particularly Anatidae, are natural reservoirs for low-pathogenic avian influenza and have been implicated as the primary source of infection in outbreaks of highly pathogenicExpand
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Distribution and persistence of temporary wetland habitats in arid Australia in relation to climate
The distribution and area of temporary wetlands across the arid zone of Australia are highly variable. Any change in their distribution or extent due to climate change and/or extraction of water hasExpand
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Australian waterbirds – time and space travellers in dynamic desert landscapes
Australia’s waterbirds are mostly nomadic, capitalising on highly variable aquatic resources in the arid interior (70% of the continent) for feeding and breeding. Waterbirds, unlike most aquaticExpand
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Responses of waterbirds to flooding in an arid region of Australia and implications for conservation
Floods are a frequent but irregular feature of Australia's dryland river catchments. We investigated changes in abundances of waterbirds in north western New South Wales with changes in wetlandExpand
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Continental-scale interactions with temporary resources may explain the paradox of large populations of desert waterbirds in Australia
Arid Australia supports extraordinary numbers of waterbirds. We show that the solution to this seeming paradox lies in considering the availability of temporary wetland habitat in the context of theExpand
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Annual variation in the distribution of summer snowdrifts in the Kosciuszko alpine area, Australia, and its effect on the composition and structure of alpine vegetation
Australian alpine ecosystems are expected to diminish in extent as global warming intensifies. Alpine vegetation patterns are influenced by the duration of snow cover including the presence ofExpand
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On animal distributions in dynamic landscapes
Few landscapes are static and patterns of resource distribution can vary markedly in time and space. Patterns of movement and dispersal in response to environmental change are equally diverse andExpand
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Movement patterns of southern bell frogs (Litoria raniformis) in response to flooding
Within the semiarid regions of New South Wales, Australia, the endangered southern bell frog (Litoria raniformis) occupies a landscape that is characterised by unpredictable rainfall and periodicExpand
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