Serengeti II: Dynamics, Management, and Conservation of an Ecosystem

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A. R. E. Sinclair, Peter Arcese
University of Chicago Press, Aug 1, 1995 - Nature - 665 pages
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Serengeti II: Dynamics, Management, and Conservation of an Ecosystem brings together twenty years of research by leading scientists to provide the most most thorough understanding to date of the spectacular Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in East Africa, home to one of the largest and most diverse populations of animals in the world.

Building on the groundwork laid by the classic Serengeti: Dynamics of an Ecosystem, published in 1979 by the University of Chicago Press, this new book integrates studies of the ecosystem at every level—from the plants at the bottom of the visible food chain, to the many species of herbivores and predators, to the system as a whole. Drawing on new data from many long-term studies and from more recent research initiatives, and applying new theory and computer technology, the contributors examine the large-scale processes that have produced the Serengeti's extraordinary biological diversity, as well as the interactions among species and between plants and animals and their environment. They also introduce computer modeling as a tool for exploring these interactions, employing this new technology to test and anticipate the effects of social, political, and economic changes on the entire ecosystem and on particular species, and so to shape future conservation and management strategies.
  

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Contents

TWO A R E Sinclair and Peter Arcese
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THREE S J McNaughton and F F Banyikwa
49
six Ken Campbell and Markus Borner
117
SEVEN Victor A Runyoro Heribert Hofer
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EIGHT Michael D Broten and Mohammed Said
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NINE A R E Sinclair
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TEN Simon A R Mduma
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ELEVEN Martyn G Murray
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nineteen Roger Burrows
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twenty Peter M Waser Lee F Elliott Nancy M Creel
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twentyone T M Caro and S M Durant
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twentytwo Nicholas Georgiadis
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TWENTYTHREE Andy Dobson
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TWENTYFOUR Peter Arcese Justine Hando and Ken Campbell
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twentysix Scott Perkin
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NortonGriffiths
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THIRTEEN Clare D FitzGibbon and John Lazarus
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Schecl and C Packer
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FIFTEEN J P Hanby J D Bygott and C Packer
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SIXTEEN Heribert Hofer and Marion East
332
SEVENTEEN Laurence G Frank Kay E Holekamp
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TWENTYEIGHT B N N Mbano R C Malpas M K S Maige
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twentynine R Hilborn et
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appendix a Scientific and Common Names of the Larger
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Sinclair, University of British Columbia, Canada.

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