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Title The Amboseli elephants : a long-term perspective on a long-lived mammal / edited by Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 383 pages) : illustrations
Contents The Amboseli elephants : introduction / Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee -- Amboseli ecosystem context : past and present / Harvey Croze and W. Keith Lindsay -- The human context of the Amboseli elephants / Kadzo Kangwana and Christine Browne-Nuñez -- The population genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro elephants / Elizabeth A. Archie [and others] -- Habitat use, diet choice, and nutritional status in female and male Amboseli elephants / W. Keith Lindsay -- Ecological patterns of variability in demographic rates / Phyllis C. Lee, W. Keith Lindsay, and Cynthia J. Moss -- Patterns of occupancy in time and space / Harvey Croze and Cynthia J. Moss -- Signals, gestures, and behavior of African elephants / Joyce H. Poole and Petter Granli -- Behavioral contexts of elephant acoustic communication / Joyce H. Poole -- Vocal communication and social knowledge in African elephants / Karen McComb, David Reby, and Cynthia J. Moss -- Elephant cognition : what we know about what elephants know / Richard W. Byrne and Lucy A. Bates -- Female reproductive strategies : individual life histories / Cynthia J. Moss and Phyllis C. Lee -- Female social dynamics : fidelity and flexibility / Cynthia J. Moss and Phyllis C. Lee -- Calf development and maternal rearing strategies / Phyllis C. Lee and Cynthia J. Moss -- Friends and relations : kinship and the nature of female elephant social relationships / Elizabeth A. Archie, Cynthia J. Moss, and Susan C. Alberts -- Decision making and leadership in using the ecosystem / Hamisi Mutinda, Joyce H. Poole, and Cynthia J. Moss -- Male social dynamics : independence and beyond / Phyllis C. Lee [and others] -- Longevity, competition, and musth : a long-term perspective on male reproductive strategies / Joyce H. Poole [and others] -- The Maasai-elephant relationship : the evolution and influence of culture, land use, and attitudes / Christine Browne-Nuñez -- The behavioral responses of elephants to the Maasai in Amboseli / Kadzo Kangwana -- Ethical approaches to elephant conservation / Joyce H. Poole [and others] -- The future of the Amboseli elephants / Harvey Croze, Cynthia J. Moss, and W. Keith Lindsay
Summary Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe and Hannibal used them in warfare. This book is the summation of what's been learned from the Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP) - the longest continuously running elephant research project in the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject African elephant -- Behavior -- Kenya -- Amboseli National Park.
African elephant -- Ecology -- Kenya -- Amboseli National Park.
African elephant -- Habitat -- Kenya -- Amboseli National Park.
African elephant -- Kenya -- Amboseli National Park -- Reproduction.
African elephant -- Kenya -- Amboseli National Park.
Form Electronic book
Author Croze, Harvey.
Lee, Phyllis C.
Moss, Cynthia.
ISBN 0226542262 (electronic bk.)
9780226542263 (electronic bk.)