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The Gnu s World: Serengeti Wildebeest Ecology and Life History (Hardback)

Richard D. Estes

Edité par University of California Press, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 0520273184 / ISBN 13: 9780520273184
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Titre : The Gnu s World: Serengeti Wildebeest ...

Éditeur : University of California Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing mammals drive the ecology and evolution of the savanna ecosystem. Richard D. Estes describes this process and also details the wildebeest s life history, focusing on its social organization and unique reproductive system, which are adapted to the animal s epic annual migrations. He also examines conservation issues that affect wildebeest, including range-wide population declines. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780520273184

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Synopsis : This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world's wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing mammals drive the ecology and evolution of the savanna ecosystem. Richard D. Estes describes this process and also details the wildebeest's life history, focusing on its social organization and unique reproductive system, which are adapted to the animal's epic annual migrations. He also examines conservation issues that affect wildebeest, including range-wide population declines.

Critique: "A masterful explanation of Richard Estes truly long-term studies of wildebeest ... Both informative and entertaining." -- James M. Vose Ecology 96, no. 1 20150101

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