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Determinants of woody cover in African savannas
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It is shown, using data from 854 sites across Africa, that maximum woody cover in savannas receiving a mean annual precipitation (MAP) of less than ∼650 mm is constrained by, and increases linearly with, MAP. Expand
EFFECTS OF FIRE AND HERBIVORY ON THE STABILITY OF SAVANNA ECOSYSTEMS
Savanna ecosystems are characterized by the co-occurrence of trees and grass- es. In this paper, we argue that the balance between trees and grasses is, to a large extent, determined by the indirectExpand
Ecology and behaviour of the African buffalo : social inequality and decision making
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The effects of ecology on social organization: a synthesis of distribution of resources in time and space and the consequences for social organization of buffalo cows and bulls is published. Expand
Self‐Organization of Vegetation in Arid Ecosystems
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The results show that self-organized vegetation patterns observed in arid ecosystems might all be the result of spatial self-organization, caused by one single mechanism: water infiltrates faster into vegetated ground than into bare soil, leading to net displacement of surface water to vegetated patches. Expand
Ecology and Behaviour of the African Buffalo
  • H. Prins
  • Geography
  • Chapman & Hall Wildlife Ecology and Behaviour…
  • 1996
Predicting in situ pasture quality in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, using continuum-removed absorption features
Abstract The remote sensing of pasture quality as determined by nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium concentration is critical for a better understanding of wildlife and livestockExpand
Notes and Comments Self-Organization of Vegetation in Arid Ecosystems
1. Department of Environmental Sciences, Utrecht University, P.O.Box 80115, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands; Erosion and Soiland Water Conservation Group, Wageningen University, NieuweKanaal 11,Expand
The Role of Incentive Programs in Conserving the Snow Leopard
Pastoralists and their livestock share much of the habitat of the snow leopard ( Uncia uncia) across south and central Asia. The levels of livestock predation by the snow leopard and other carnivoresExpand
VEGETATION PATTERN FORMATION IN SEMI-ARID GRAZING SYSTEMS
Hypotheses about the origin of vegetation pattern formation in semi-arid areas around the world almost all include a common feature of semi-arid areas: the presence of a positive feedback betweenExpand
The influence of savanna trees on nutrient, water and light availability and the understorey vegetation
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In an East African savanna herbaceous layer productivity and species composition were studied around Acacia tortilis trees of three different age classes, as well as around dead trees and in open grassland patches, suggesting that water competition between trees and grasses was important. Expand
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