J. T. du Toit
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The Return of the Giants: Ecological Effects of an Increasing Elephant Population
Abstract Northern Botswana and adjacent areas, have the world's largest population of African elephant (Loxodonta africana). However, a 100 years ago elephants were rare following excessive hunting.… Expand
Methods for Locating African Lion Kills Using Global Positioning System Movement Data
Abstract Knowledge of the range, behavior, and feeding habits of large carnivores is fundamental to their successful conservation. Traditionally, the best method to obtain feeding data is through… Expand
Functional significance of ungulate diversity in African savannas and the ecological implications of the spread of pastoralism
The African savanna biome supports a higher diversity of ungulate species than is found in any other biome or continent. This exceptional faunal diversity and herbivore biomass density is directly… Expand
Body Size, Population Metabolism, and Habitat Specialization Among Large African Herbivores
Large species generally occur at lower population densities than small species but, being larger, use more energy per individual. The balance between population density and energy use per individual… Expand
Estimating carnivoran diets using a combination of carcass observations and scats from GPS clusters.
- Craig J. Tambling, S. Laurence, S. Bellan, E. Cameron, J. T. du Toit, W. Getz
- Biology, Medicine
- Journal of zoology
- 1 February 2012
Scat analysis is one of the most frequently used methods to assess carnivoran diets and Global Positioning System (GPS) cluster methods are increasingly being used to locate feeding sites for large… Expand
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Competition on the range: science vs. perception in a bison–cattle conflict in the western USA
Summary Competition between livestock and wild ungulates is commonly perceived to occur on shared rangelands. In the Henry Mountains (HM) of Utah, a free‐ranging population of bison Bison bison has… Expand
Browsing lawns? Responses of Acacia nigrescens to ungulate browsing in an African savanna.
We measured browsing-induced responses of Acacia trees to investigate "browsing lawns" as an analogy to grazing lawns in a semiarid eutrophic African savanna. During the two-year field study, we… Expand
Genetic Analysis of the Henry Mountains Bison Herd
Wild American plains bison (Bison bison) populations virtually disappeared in the late 1800s, with some remnant animals retained in what would become Yellowstone National Park and on private ranches.… Expand
DEVELOPMENT OF A BAIT AND BAITING SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY OF ORAL RABIES VACCINE TO FREE-RANGING AFRICAN WILD DOGS (LYCAON PICTUS)
The objective of the study was to develop a bait and baiting system capable of delivering one effective dose of oral rabies vaccine to each member of a free-ranging African wild dog (Lycaon pictus)… Expand
Seroconversion in captive African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) following administration of a chicken head bait/SAG-2 oral rabies vaccine combination.
- D. Knobel, A. Liebenberg, J. T. du Toit
- Medicine, Biology
- The Onderstepoort journal of veterinary research
- 1 March 2003
This study determined the proportion of captive juvenile and adult African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) that developed protective titres of rabies neutralising antibodies following ingestion of a… Expand