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The Resource Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand, edited by Adam Stow, Macquarie University, Ryde, Sydney, Australia, Norman Maclean, University of Southampton, U.K., Gregory I. Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand, edited by Adam Stow, Macquarie University, Ryde, Sydney, Australia, Norman Maclean, University of Southampton, U.K., Gregory I. Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand
Title
Austral ark
Title remainder
the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adam Stow, Macquarie University, Ryde, Sydney, Australia, Norman Maclean, University of Southampton, U.K., Gregory I. Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Australia and New Zealand are home to a remarkable and unique assemblage of flora and fauna. Sadly though, by virtue of their long isolation, and a naïve and vulnerable biota, both countries have suffered substantial losses to biodiversity since European contact. Bringing together the contributions of leading conservation biologists, Austral Ark presents the special features and historical context of Austral biota, and explains what is being conserved and why. The threatening processes occurring worldwide are discussed, along with the unique conservation problems faced at regional level. At the same time, the book highlights many examples of conservation success resulting from the innovative solutions that have been developed to safeguard native species and habitats in both New Zealand and Australia. Austral Ark fills an important gap regarding wildlife gains and declines, and how best to take conservation forward to keep this extraordinary area of the world thriving
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
333.95/40993
Index
index present
LC call number
QL84.7.A1
LC item number
A86 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Stow, Adam
  • Maclean, Norman
  • Holwell, Gregory I.
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  • Wildlife conservation
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity
  • Endangered species
  • Endangered species
Label
Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand, edited by Adam Stow, Macquarie University, Ryde, Sydney, Australia, Norman Maclean, University of Southampton, U.K., Gregory I. Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of contributors -- Foreword / by Professor Tim Flannery -- Introduction -- 1. A separate creation : diversity, distinctiveness and conservation of Australian wildlife / David A. Nipperess -- 2. New Zealand - a land apart / William G. Lee and Daphne E. Lee -- 3. The ecological consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation in New Zealand and Australia / Poppy Lakeman Fraser, Robert M. Ewers and Saul Cunningham -- 4. The impacts of climate change on Australian and New Zealand flora and fauna / Abigail Cabrelli, Linda Beaumont and Lesley Hughes -- 5. Unwelcome and unpredictable : the sorry saga of cane toads in Australia / Richard Shine and Benjamin L. Phillips -- 6. Invasive plants and invaded ecosystems in Australia : implications for biodiversity / Rachael V. Gallagher and Michelle R. Leishman -- 7. Environmental weeds in New Zealand : impacts and management / Margaret C. Stanley and Imogen E. Bassett -- 8. The insidious threat of invasive invertebrates / Darren F. Ward -- 9. Pollution by antibiotics and resistance genes : dissemination into Australian wildlife / Michael Gillings -- 10. Invasive vertebrates in Australia and New Zealand / Cheryl R. Krull, Josie A. Galbraith, Al S. Glen and Helen W. Nathan -- 11. Freshwaters in New Zealand / Mike J. Joy -- 12. A garden at the edge of the world : the diversity and conservation status of the New Zealand flora / Carlos A. Lehnebach -- 13. The evolutionary history of the Australian flora and its relevance to biodiversity conservation / Maurizio Rossetto -- 14. Protecting the small majority : insect conservation in Australia and New Zealand / Gregory I. Holwell and Nigel R. Andrew -- 15. Terrestrial mammal diversity, conservation and management in Australia / Mark D.B. Eldridge and Catherine A. Herbert -- 16. Marine mammals, back from the brink? : contemporary conservation issues / Robert Harcourt, Helene Marsh, David Slip, Louise Chilvers, Mike Noad and Rebecca Dunlop -- 17. Australian reptiles and their conservation / Jonathan K. Webb, Peter S. Harlow and David A. Pike -- 18. New Zealand reptiles and their conservation / Nicola J. Nelson, Rod Hitchmough and Jo M. Monks -- 19. Isolation, invasion and innovation : forces of change in the conservation of New Zealand birds / Sarah Withers -- 20. Australian birds : current status and future prospects / Stephen T. Garnett, Judit K. Szabo and Donald C. Franklin -- 21. Austral amphibians - Gondwanan relicts in peril / Jean-Marc Hero, J. Dale Roberts, Conrad J. Hoskin, Katrin Lowe, Edward J. Narayan and Phillip J. Bishop -- 22. Predators in danger : shark conservation and management in Australia, New Zealand, and their neighbours / Paolo Momigliano, Vanessa Flora Jaiteh and Conrad Speed -- 23. 'Ragged mountain ranges, droughts and flooding rains' : the evolutionary history and conservation of Australian freshwater fishes / Leanne Faulks, Dean Gilligan and Luciano B. Beheregaray -- 24. Down under Down Under : Austral groundwater life / Grant C. Hose, Maria G. Asmyhr, Steven J.B. Cooper and William F. Humphreys -- 25. Fire and biodiversity in Australia / John C.Z. Woinarski, Allan H. Burbidge, Sarah Comer, Dan Harley, Sarah Legge, David B. Lindenmayer and Thalie B. Partridge -- 26. Terrestrial protected areas of Australia / Ian D. Craigie, Alana Grech, Robert L. Pressey, Vanessa M. Adams, Marc Hockings, Martin Taylor and Megan Barnes -- 27. Australian marine protected areas / Alana Grech, Graham J. Edgar, Peter Fairweather, Robert L. Pressey and Trevor J. Ward -- 28. Marine reserves in New Zealand : ecological responses to protection and network design / Nick Shears and Hannah L. Thomas -- 29. Conclusion : conservation onboard Austral Ark needs all hands on deck / Adam Stow -- Index
Control code
CR9781139519960
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 637 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139519960
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Austral ark : the state of wildlife in Australia and New Zealand, edited by Adam Stow, Macquarie University, Ryde, Sydney, Australia, Norman Maclean, University of Southampton, U.K., Gregory I. Holwell, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of contributors -- Foreword / by Professor Tim Flannery -- Introduction -- 1. A separate creation : diversity, distinctiveness and conservation of Australian wildlife / David A. Nipperess -- 2. New Zealand - a land apart / William G. Lee and Daphne E. Lee -- 3. The ecological consequences of habitat loss and fragmentation in New Zealand and Australia / Poppy Lakeman Fraser, Robert M. Ewers and Saul Cunningham -- 4. The impacts of climate change on Australian and New Zealand flora and fauna / Abigail Cabrelli, Linda Beaumont and Lesley Hughes -- 5. Unwelcome and unpredictable : the sorry saga of cane toads in Australia / Richard Shine and Benjamin L. Phillips -- 6. Invasive plants and invaded ecosystems in Australia : implications for biodiversity / Rachael V. Gallagher and Michelle R. Leishman -- 7. Environmental weeds in New Zealand : impacts and management / Margaret C. Stanley and Imogen E. Bassett -- 8. The insidious threat of invasive invertebrates / Darren F. Ward -- 9. Pollution by antibiotics and resistance genes : dissemination into Australian wildlife / Michael Gillings -- 10. Invasive vertebrates in Australia and New Zealand / Cheryl R. Krull, Josie A. Galbraith, Al S. Glen and Helen W. Nathan -- 11. Freshwaters in New Zealand / Mike J. Joy -- 12. A garden at the edge of the world : the diversity and conservation status of the New Zealand flora / Carlos A. Lehnebach -- 13. The evolutionary history of the Australian flora and its relevance to biodiversity conservation / Maurizio Rossetto -- 14. Protecting the small majority : insect conservation in Australia and New Zealand / Gregory I. Holwell and Nigel R. Andrew -- 15. Terrestrial mammal diversity, conservation and management in Australia / Mark D.B. Eldridge and Catherine A. Herbert -- 16. Marine mammals, back from the brink? : contemporary conservation issues / Robert Harcourt, Helene Marsh, David Slip, Louise Chilvers, Mike Noad and Rebecca Dunlop -- 17. Australian reptiles and their conservation / Jonathan K. Webb, Peter S. Harlow and David A. Pike -- 18. New Zealand reptiles and their conservation / Nicola J. Nelson, Rod Hitchmough and Jo M. Monks -- 19. Isolation, invasion and innovation : forces of change in the conservation of New Zealand birds / Sarah Withers -- 20. Australian birds : current status and future prospects / Stephen T. Garnett, Judit K. Szabo and Donald C. Franklin -- 21. Austral amphibians - Gondwanan relicts in peril / Jean-Marc Hero, J. Dale Roberts, Conrad J. Hoskin, Katrin Lowe, Edward J. Narayan and Phillip J. Bishop -- 22. Predators in danger : shark conservation and management in Australia, New Zealand, and their neighbours / Paolo Momigliano, Vanessa Flora Jaiteh and Conrad Speed -- 23. 'Ragged mountain ranges, droughts and flooding rains' : the evolutionary history and conservation of Australian freshwater fishes / Leanne Faulks, Dean Gilligan and Luciano B. Beheregaray -- 24. Down under Down Under : Austral groundwater life / Grant C. Hose, Maria G. Asmyhr, Steven J.B. Cooper and William F. Humphreys -- 25. Fire and biodiversity in Australia / John C.Z. Woinarski, Allan H. Burbidge, Sarah Comer, Dan Harley, Sarah Legge, David B. Lindenmayer and Thalie B. Partridge -- 26. Terrestrial protected areas of Australia / Ian D. Craigie, Alana Grech, Robert L. Pressey, Vanessa M. Adams, Marc Hockings, Martin Taylor and Megan Barnes -- 27. Australian marine protected areas / Alana Grech, Graham J. Edgar, Peter Fairweather, Robert L. Pressey and Trevor J. Ward -- 28. Marine reserves in New Zealand : ecological responses to protection and network design / Nick Shears and Hannah L. Thomas -- 29. Conclusion : conservation onboard Austral Ark needs all hands on deck / Adam Stow -- Index
Control code
CR9781139519960
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 637 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139519960
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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