Kruger Experience Ecology and Management of Savanna Heterogeneity

ISBN-10: 1559639822
ISBN-13: 9781559639828
Edition: 2nd 2003
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Description: Throughout its history, Kruger National Park in South Africa has supported connections between science and management. This work places the scientific and management experience in Kruger within the framework of modern ecological theory and its  More...

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List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Island Press
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Throughout its history, Kruger National Park in South Africa has supported connections between science and management. This work places the scientific and management experience in Kruger within the framework of modern ecological theory and its practical applications.

Harry Biggs is programme manager for systems ecology research at Kruger National Park.

KEVIN ROGERS is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. His research interests encompass many aspects of internet law and governance.

Preface
Foreword
The Historical and Conceptual Framework
The Kruger National Park: A Century of Management and Research
Biotic and Abiotic Variability as Key Determinants of Savanna Heterogeneity at Multiple Spatiotemporal Scales
Adopting a Heterogeneity Paradigm: Implications for Management of Protected Savannas
An Adaptive System to Link Science, Monitoring, and Management in Practice
A Template for Savanna Heterogeneity
The Abiotic Template and Its Associated Vegetation Pattern
Biogeochemistry: The Cycling of Elements
Fire as a Driver of Ecosystem Variability
Surface Water Availability: Implications for Heterogeneity and Ecosystem Processes
River Heterogeneity: Ecosystem Structure, Function, and Management
Interactions between Biotic Components
Interactions between Species and Ecosystem Characteristics
Vegetation Dynamics in the Kruger Ecosystem
Insects and Savanna Heterogeneity
Birds: Responders and Contributors to Savanna Heterogeneity
Large Herbivores and Savanna Heterogeneity
Rainfall Influences on Ungulate Population Dynamics
Kruger's Elephant Population: Its Size and Consequences for Ecosystem Heterogeneity
Wildlife Diseases and Veterinary Controls: A Savanna Ecosystem Perspective
Large Carnivores and Savanna Heterogeneity
Humans and Savannas
Anthropogenic Influences at the Ecosystem Level
Beyond the Fence: People and the Lowveld Landscape
Heterogeneity and Management of the Lowveld Rivers
Integration of Science: Successes, Challenges, and the Future
Reflections on the Kruger Experience and Reaching Forward
Contributors
Index

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