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Influences on Ecosystem Function III: Bioenergetics

Frederic H. Wagner

in Yellowstone's Destabilized Ecosystem: Elk Effects, Science, and Policy Conflict

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195148213
eISBN:
9780199790449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148213.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Five of six studies of annual, net above-ground production (ANPP) in ungrazed herbaceous vegetation in or near the northern range have produced values from 52.8-110.6 g/m2. One extensive study of ... More


Bat-eared foxes: Bat-eared foxes ‘insectivory’ and luck: lessons from an extreme canid

Barbara Maas and David W. Macdonald

in The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter presents a case study of bat-eared foxes in the Serengeti in order to shed light on the questions: how does their behaviour differ from that of other canids, and why? Topics discussed ... More


Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Thomas M. Lekan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199843671
eISBN:
9780190935375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199843671.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, European Modern History

This book examines the troubled relationship between Europe’s greatest wildlife conservationist, the former Frankfurt Zoo director and Oscar-winning documentarian Bernhard Grzimek, and the landscape ... More


Epilogue

M.G.L. Mills and M.E.J. Mills

in Kalahari Cheetahs: Adaptations to an arid region

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198712145
eISBN:
9780191780639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198712145.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The main findings from the study, some of which have led to altering perceptions of cheetah biology, are summarized. It is hoped that this will highlight topics for future cheetah research in order ... More


Born in a War

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this chapter, the author provides a background on how he entered the world of climate research. He first reflects on his early fascination with math and science and goes on to discuss his student ... More


Say It Ain’t So, (Smokey) Joe!

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this chapter, the author reflects on the controversy sparked by an intimidating letter sent to him on June 24, 2005 by Joe Barton, head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, over MBH99. ... More


The Battle of the Bulge

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter comments on the climate change deniers' last attack—a Battle of the Bulge—against climate science in general and human-caused climate change in particular. To many in the scientific ... More


Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Kristine L. Metzger, Simon A. R. Mduma, and John M. Fryxell (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For many, the vast savannas of the Serengeti and its incredible inhabitants, from the lions to the Maasai, conjure impressions of a harmonious and balanced ecosystem. But in reality, the history of ... More


Invertebrates of the Serengeti: Disturbance Effects on Arthropod Diversity and Abundance

Sara N. de Visser, Bernd P. Freymann, Robert F. Foster, Ally K. Nkwabi, Kristine L. Metzger, Andrew W. Harvey, and Anthony R. E. Sinclair

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Our understanding of Serengeti’s invertebrates greatly lags behind our knowledge of Serengeti’s vertebrates. However, here we show some examples of interesting ecological interactions between these ... More


Small Mammal Diversity and Population Dynamics in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Andrea E. Byrom, Wendy A. Ruscoe, Ally K. Nkwabi, Kristine L. Metzger, Guy J. Forrester, Meggan E. Craft, Sarah M. Durant, Stephen Makacha, John Bukombe, John Mchetto, Simon A. R. Mduma, Denne N. Reed, Katie Hampson, and Anthony R. E. Sinclair

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Summary of over 45 years of data on small mammal diversity and abundance collected in the greater Serengeti ecosystem, quantifying the diversity of small mammals by habitat type and increasing the ... More


Agricultural Expansion and Human Population Trends in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem from 1984 to 2003

Anna B. Estes, Tobias Kuemmerle, Hadas Kushnir, V. C. Radeloff, and H. H. Shugart

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Protected areas are impacted by what takes place around their borders, and the nature and severity of these impacts is influenced by reserve size, land use and human populations. Contrary to the ... More


Living in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem: Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence

Katie Hampson, J. Terrence McCabe, Anna B. Estes, Joseph O. Ogutu, Dennis Rentsch, Meggan E. Craft, Cuthbert B. Hemed, Eblate Ernest, Richard Hoare, Bernard Kissui, Lucas Malugu, Emmanuel Masenga, and Sarah Cleaveland

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

For communities living around the Serengeti, wildlife is often regarded as a burden causing significant losses of crops and livestock at the household level, large opportunity costs of lost grazing ... More


Bushmeat Hunting in the Serengeti Ecosystem: An Assessment of Drivers and Impact on Migratory and Nonmigratory Wildlife

Dennis Rentsch, Ray Hilborn, Eli J. Knapp, Kristine L. Metzger, and Martin Loibooki

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The Greater Serengeti Ecosystem (GSE), consists of a diverse mix of land-uses, management areas, and local ethnic groups; each with a unique relationship to natural resources. Among the ... More


Sustainability of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem for Wildlife and People

Robin S. Reid, Kathleen A. Galvin, Eli J. Knapp, Joseph O. Ogutu, and Dickson S. Kaelo

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

There are three main goals for sustainability of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The first is that of the conservationists, which include local tourism businesses, local and foreign conservationists, ... More


The Role of Research in Conservation and the Future of the Serengeti

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Julius D. Keyyu, Simon A. R. Mduma, Mtango Mtahiko, Emily Kisamo, J. Grant C. Hopcraft, John M. Fryxell, Kristine L. Metzger, and Markus Borner

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The history of research in Serengeti shows that with every decade different problems have appeared. These problems have been addressed by researchers with a view to providing information to be used ... More


Colonial and Postcolonial Birds of Game, Games of Bird

Fawzia Mustafa

in Mocking Bird Technologies: The Poetics of Parroting, Mimicry, and Other Starling Tropes

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278480
eISBN:
9780823280520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278480.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the figurative play of birds in two works that illuminate the colonial and neo-colonial collusion of wildlife conservation and Big Game politics in Africa. The historical ... More


Serengeti III: Human Impacts on Ecosystem Dynamics

A. R. E. Sinclair, Craig Packer, and Simon A. R. Mduma (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226760339
eISBN:
9780226760353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226760353.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Serengeti National Park is one of the world's most diverse ecosystems, a natural laboratory for ecology, evolution, and conservation, with a history that dates back at least four million years to the ... More


Conservation in a Human-Dominated World

Anthony R. E. Sinclair and Andy Dobson

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter introduces the Serengeti National Park, its global significance as a biodiversity site, a Protected Area that retains an almost complete biota, and its importance to the Tanzanian ... More


Shaping the Serengeti Ecosystem

Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Andy Dobson, Simon A. R. Mduma, and Kristine L. Metzger

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter outlines the historical events that have shaped the nature of the Serengeti ecosystem and the surrounding human populations. Currently, the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem is an area of some ... More


Scales of Change in the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem

Kristine L. Metzger, Anthony R. E. Sinclair, Sandy Macfarlane, Michael Coughenour, and Junyan Ding

in Serengeti IV: Sustaining biodiversity in a coupled human-natural system

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226195834
eISBN:
9780226196336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226196336.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter summarizes what is known about the abiotic environment of the Serengeti ecosystem as it changes over different scales. This chapter first looks at the broad scale, then looks at physical ... More


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