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Title Serengeti III : human impacts on ecosystem dynamics / edited by A.R.E. Sinclair [and others]
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 522 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction : Understanding the greater Serengeti ecosystem / Craig Packer and Stephen Polasky -- Historical and future changes to the Serengeti ecosystem / A.R.E. Sinclair [and others] -- Paleoecology of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem / Charles R. Peters [and others] -- The resource basis of human-wildlife interaction / Han Olff and J. Grant C. Hopcraft -- Generation and maintenance of heterogeneity in the Serengeti ecosystem / T. Michael Anderson [and others] -- Global environmental changes and their impact on the Serengeti / Mark E. Ritchie -- The multiple roles of infectious diseases in the Serengeti ecosystem / Sarah Cleaveland [and others] -- Reticulate food webs in space and time : messages from the Serengeti / Robert D. Holt [and others] -- Spatial dynamics and coexistence of the Serengeti grazer community / John M. Fryxell [and others] -- Dynamic consequences of human behavior in the Serengeti ecosystem / Christopher Costello [and others] -- Human responses to change : modeling household decision making in western Serengeti / Kathleen A. Galvin [and others] -- Larger-scale influences on the Serengeti ecosystem : national and international policy, economics, and human demography / Stephen Polasky [and others] -- Land-use economics in the Mara area of the Serengeti ecosystem / Mike Norton-Griffiths [and others] -- Propagation of change through a complex ecosystem / Ray Hilborn, A.R.E. Sinclair, and John M. Fryxell -- Who pays for conservation? : current and future financing scenarios for the Serengeti ecosystem / Simon Thirgood [and others] -- Integrating conservation in human and natural ecosystems / A.R.E. Sinclair -- Appendix : The main herbivorous mammals and crocodiles in the greater Serengeti ecosystem / Simon A.R. Mduma and J. Grant C. Hopcraft
Summary 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 beginnings of human evolution. The third book of a ground- breaking series, Serengeti III is the result of a long-term integrated research project that documents changes to this unique ecosystem every ten years. Bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines?ecologists, paleontologists, economists, social scientists, mathematicians, and disease specialists? this volume focuses on t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Animal ecology -- Tanzania -- Serengeti National Park Region
Animal ecology.
Nature conservation -- Tanzania -- Serengeti National Park Region
Nature conservation.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- Tanzania -- Serengeti National Park Region
Form Electronic book
Author Sinclair, A. R. E. (Anthony Ronald Entrican)
ISBN 0226760359 (electronic bk.)
9780226760353 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)
Other Titles Serengeti 3