The Kruger Experience: Ecology and Management of Savanna Heterogeneity

The Kruger Experience: Ecology and Management of Savanna Heterogeneity

by Johan T. du Toit
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1559639822

ISBN-13: 9781559639828

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Island Press

With the goal of producing the first scientific book on 100 years of management and research in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, ecologists gathered for a symposium there in April 2002. The theme of ecological heterogeneity is the common thread binding the 23 interpretations of ecological patterns in space and time. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc.,

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With the goal of producing the first scientific book on 100 years of management and research in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, ecologists gathered for a symposium there in April 2002. The theme of ecological heterogeneity is the common thread binding the 23 interpretations of ecological patterns in space and time. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639828
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
1
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

About Island Press,
Title Page,
Copyright Page,
PREFACE,
Acknowledgments,
FOREWORD,
PART I - The Historical and Conceptual Framework,
Chapter 1 - The Kruger National Park: A Century of Management and Research,
Chapter 2 - Biotic and Abiotic Variability as Key Determinants of Savanna Heterogeneity at Multiple Spatiotemporal Scales,
Chapter 3 - Adopting a Heterogeneity Paradigm: Implications for Management of Protected Savannas,
Chapter 4 - An Adaptive System to Link Science, Monitoring, and Management in Practice,
PART II - A Template for Savanna Heterogeneity,
Chapter 5 - The Abiotic Template and Its Associated Vegetation Pattern,
Chapter 6 - Biogeochemistry: The Cycling of Elements,
Chapter 7 - Fire as a Driver of Ecosystem Variability,
Chapter 8 - Surface Water Availability: Implications for Heterogeneity and Ecosystem Processes,
Chapter 9 - River Heterogeneity: Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Management,
PART III - Interactions between Biotic Components,
Chapter 10 - Interactions between Species and Ecosystem Characteristics,
Chapter 11 - Vegetation Dynamics in the Kruger Ecosystem,
Chapter 12 - Insects and Savanna Heterogeneity,
Chapter 13 - Birds: Responders and Contributors to Savanna Heterogeneity,
Chapter 14 - Large Herbivores and Savanna Heterogeneity,
Chapter 15 - Rainfall Influences on Ungulate Population Dynamics,
Chapter 16 - Kruger's Elephant Population: Its Size and Consequences for Ecosystem Heterogeneity,
Chapter 17 - Wildlife Diseases and Veterinary Controls: A Savanna Ecosystem Perspective,
Chapter 18 - Large Carnivores and Savanna Heterogeneity,
PART IV - Humans and Savannas,
Chapter 19 - Anthropogenic Influences at the Ecosystem Level,
Chapter 20 - Beyond the Fence: People and the Lowveld Landscape,
Chapter 21 - Heterogeneity and Management of the Lowveld Rivers,
Chapter 22 - Integration of Science: Successes, Challenges, and the Future,
Chapter 23 - Reflections on the Kruger Experience and Reaching Forward,
CONTRIBUTORS,
INDEX,
Island Press Board of Directors,

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