Serengeti II : Dynamics, Management, and Conservation of an Ecosystem / Edition 2

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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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Presents 20 years of research on the region, explaining the large-scale processes that have produced the area's incredible diversity and describing the interactions among species and the environment. After a detailed examination of ecological interactions, contributors discuss conservation and management issues including historical and present- day poaching, multiple land use in the region, and economic incentives to development of rangelands. This book builds on the author's Serengeti: Dynamics of an ecosystem, published in 1979. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226760322
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 665
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Serengeti Past and Present
A. R. E. Sinclair
2: Serengeti in the Context of Worldwide Conservation Efforts
A. R. E. Sinclair, Peter Arcese.
3: Plant Communities and Herbivory
S. J. McNaughton, F. F. Banyikwa.
4: Vegetation Dynamics in the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem: The Role of Elephants, Fire, and Other Factors
Holly T. Dublin
5: Equilibria in Plant-Herbivore Interactions
A. R. E. Sinclair
6: Population Trends and Distribution of Serengeti Herbivores: Implications
for Management
Ken Campbell, Markus Borner.
7: Long-Term Trends in the Herbivore Populations of the Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Victor A. Runyoro, Heribert Hofer, Emmanuel B. Chausi, Patricia D. Moehlman.
8: Population Trends of Ungulates in and around Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve 169
Michael D. Broten, Mohammed Said.
9: Population Limitation of Resident Herbivores
A. R. E. Sinclair
10: Distribution and Abundance of Oribi, a Small Antelope
Simon A. R. Mduma
11: Specific Nutrient Requirements and Migration of Wildebeest
Martyn G. Murray
12: Aggregation and Migration by Grazing Ungulates in Relation to Resources and Predators
John M. Fryxell
13: Antipredator Behavior of Serengeti Ungulates: Individual Differences and Population Consequences
Clare D. FitzGibbon, John Lazarus.
14: Variation in Predation by Lions: Tracking a Movable Feast
D. Scheel, C. Packer.
15: Ecology, Demography, and Behavior of Lions in Two Contrasting Habitats: Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti Plains
J. P. Hanby, J. D. Bygott, C. Packer.
16: Population Dynamics, Population Size, and the Commuting System of Serengeti Spotted Hyenas
Heribert Hofer, Marion East.
17: Dominance, Demography, and Reproductive Success of Female Spotted Hyenas
Laurence G. Frank, Kay E. Holekamp, Laura Smale.
18: Implications of High Offspring Mortality for Cheetah Population Dynamics
M. Karen Laurenson
19: Demographic Changes and Social Consequences in Wild Dogs, 1964-1992
Roger Burrows
20: Habitat Variation and Mongoose Demography
Peter M. Waser, Lee F. Elliott, Nancy M. Creel, Scott R. Creel.
21: The Importance of Behavioral Ecology for Conservation Biology: Examples from Serengeti Carnivores
T. M. Caro, S. M. Durant.
22: Population Structure of Wildebeest: Implications for Conservation
Nicholas Georgiadis
23: The Ecology and Epidemiology of Rinderpest Virus in Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Andy Dobson
24: Historical and Present-Day Anti-Poaching Efforts in Serengeti
Peter Arcese, Justine Hando, Ken Campbell.
25: People and Wildlife: Spatial Dynamics and Zones of Interaction
Ken Campbell, Heribert Hofer.
26: Multiple Land Use in the Serengeti Region: The Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Scott Perkin
27: Economic Incentives to Develop the Rangelands of the Serengeti: Implications for Wildlife Conservation
M. Norton-Griffiths
28: The Serengeti Regional Conservation Strategy
B. N. N. Mbano, R. C. Malpas, M. K. S. Maige, P. A. K. Symonds, D. M.
29: A Model to Evaluate Alternative Management Policies for the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem
R. Hilborn et al
Appendix A: Scientific and Common Names of the Larger Mammal Species of the Serengeti-Mara Region
Appendix B: Scientific and Common Names of the Birds of the Serengeti-Mara
List of Contributors
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