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The Biology of African Savannahs - Biology of Habitats (Hardback)
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The Biology of African Savannahs - Biology of Habitats (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 27/11/2014
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Savannah habitats comprise an ecologically important, but ultimately fragile, ecosystem. They constitute one of the largest biomes on Earth, covering almost 20% of the land surface, and can be simply described as tropical and subtropical grasslands with scattered bushes and trees. Most savannahs occur in Africa, although smaller areas can be found in South America, India, and Australia. They form a rich mosaic of diverse ecosystems, and this book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to their ecology, biodiversity, and conservation. The Biology of African Savannahs describes the major plants (grasses, and trees such as Acacia) and animals (mainly large mammals) that live in this habitat, and examines the biological and ecological factors that influence their population size, interactions (such as predation), and community composition. Conservation issues such as climate change, hunting, and conflict between wildlife and domestic animals are also discussed. This new edition has been updated throughout with the latest research in the field, and contains new technique boxes which introduce readers to some of the analytical methods used to study African savannahs. This accessible text is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in savannah and tropical ecology as part of a wider ecology and/or conservation biology degree programme. It will also be of relevance and use to the many professional ecologists and conservation practitioners requiring a concise but authoritative overview of the topic.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198702702
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 742 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 22 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


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A readable, well researched, fine book. Natural history libraries and ecology and conservation biology institutions should have it in their collections, and it would be useful to wildlife students, ecology scholars, as well as tour leaders in East Africa. * Conservation Biology *
an impressive sweep of savannah environmental science and the volume will be a great compendium for African graduate students in particular because it introduces so many aspects of savannah ecology * Tim Caro, Quarterly Review of Biology *
[A] valuable synthesis, particularly for students or naturalists new to African savannas. Updated with the latest research in the field, this new edition provides a good introduction and an accessible compilation of the literature. Recommended. * Choice *

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