The Kruger experience : ecology and management of savanna heterogeneity /

The Kruger Experience is an invaluable new resource for scientists and managers involved with large, conserved ecosystems as well as for conservation practitioners and others with interests in adaptive management, the societal context of conservation, links between research and management in parks,...

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Other Authors: Du Toit, Johan T. (Editor), Biggs, Harry (Editor), Rogers, Kevin H. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, [2003]
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / Anthony R.E. Sinclair and Brian H. Walker
  • PART I : The historical and conceptual framework
  • The Kruger National Park: a century of management and research / David Mabunda, Danie J. Pienaar, and Johan Verhoef
  • Biotic and abiotic variability as key determinants of savanna heterogeneity at multiple spatiotemporal scales / Steward T.A. Pickett, Mary L. Cadenasso, and Tracy L. Benning
  • Adopting a heterogeneity paradigm: implications for management of protected savannas / Kevin H. Rogers
  • An adaptive system to link science, monitoring, and management in practice / Harry C. Biggs and Kevin H. Rogers
  • PART II : A template for savanna heterogeneity
  • The abiotic template and its associated vegetation pattern / Freek J. Venter, Robert J. Scholes, Luanne B. Otter, and Andrew J. Woghiren
  • Fire as a driver of ecosystem variability / Brian W. van Wilgen, Winston S.W. Trollope, Harry C. Biggs, Andre L.F. Potgieter, and Bruce H. Brockett
  • Surface water availability: implications for heterogeneity and ecosystem processes / Angela Gaylord, Norman Owen-Smith, and Jessica Redfern
  • River heterogeneity: ecosystem structure, function, and management / Kevin H. Rogers and Jay O'Keeffe
  • PART III : Interactions between biotic components
  • Interactions between species and ecosystem characteristics / Robert J. Naiman, Leo Braack, Rina Grant, Alan C. Kemp, Johan T. du Toit, and Freek J. Venter
  • Vegetation dynamics in the Kruger ecosystem / Robert J. Scholes, William J. Bond, and Holger C. Eckhardt
  • Insects and savanna heterogeneity / Leo Braack and Per Kryger
  • Birds: responders and contributors to savanna heterogeneity / Alan C. Kemp, W. Richard J. Dean, Ian J. Whyte, Suzanne J. Milton, and Patrick C. Benson
  • Large herbivores and savanna heterogeneity / Johan T. du Toit
  • Rainfall influences on ungulate population dynamics / Norman Owen-Smith and Joseph Ogutu
  • Kruger's elephant population: its size and consequences for ecosystem heterogeneity / Ian J. Whyte, Rudi van Aarde, and Stuart L. Pimm
  • Wildlife diseases and veterinary controls: a savanna ecosytem perspective / Roy G. Bengis, Rina Grant, and Valerius de Vos
  • Large carnivores and savanna heterogeneity / Michael G.L. Mills and Paul J. Funston
  • PART IV : Humans and savannas
  • Anthropogenic influences at the ecosystem level / Stefanie Freitag-Ronaldson and Llewellyn C. Foxcroft
  • Beyond the fence: people and the Lowveld landscape / Sharon Pollard, Charlie Shackleton, and Jane Carruthers
  • Heterogeneity and management of the Lowveld Rivers / Jay O'Keeffe and Kevin H. Rogers
  • Integration of science: successes, challenges, and the future / Harry C. Biggs
  • Reflections on the Kruger experience and reaching forward / Michael G.L. Mills, Jane Lubchenco, William Robertson IV, Harry C. Biggs, and David Mabunda.