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Amboseli Ecosystem Context: Past and Present

Harvey Croze and W. Keith Lindsay

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The Amboseli ecosystem is unique. No other place in Africa combines the special hydrology, topography, geology, and cultural history of Amboseli. Despite modest rainfall, a gently rolling bushland ... More


The Maasai-Elephant Relationship: The Evolution and Influence of Culture, Land Use, and Attitudes

Christine Browne-Nuñez

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

As the Amboseli landscape has evolved over time, so has the relationship between elephants and the Maasai. Understanding the dynamics of their interactions is critical to conserving the Amboseli ... More


The Human Context of the Amboseli Elephants

Kadzo Kangwana and Christine Browne-Nuñez

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter presents the human context within which to understand the Amboseli elephants. It describes the people of Amboseli, the Maasai, focusing on aspects of Maasai history and culture that have ... More


The Population Genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro Elephants

Elizabeth A. Archie, Courtney L. Fitzpatrick, Cynthia J. Moss, and Susan C. Alberts

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The Amboseli population provides one of the best opportunities to understand how mating and dispersal behavior, long-term patterns of gene flow, and effective population size work together to ... More


Patterns of Occupancy in Time and Space

Harvey Croze and Cynthia J. Moss

in The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226542232
eISBN:
9780226542263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the ways that various social groupings have occupied the Amboseli ecosystem over time. It looks at inter-annual changes in occupancy of the central basin and the differential, ... More


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