Long-term ecosystem dynamics in the Serengeti: lessons for conservation.

@article{Sinclair2007LongtermED,
  title={Long-term ecosystem dynamics in the Serengeti: lessons for conservation.},
  author={Anthony R. E. Sinclair and Simon A. R. Mduma and J. Grant C. Hopcraft and John M Fryxell and Ray Hilborn and Simon J Thirgood},
  journal={Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={580-90}
}
Data from long-term ecological studies further understanding of ecosystem dynamics and can guide evidence-based management. In a quasi-natural experiment we examined long-term monitoring data on different components of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem to trace the effects of disturbances and thus to elucidate cause-and-effect connections between them. The long-term data illustrated the role of food limitation in population regulation in mammals, particularly in migratory wildebeest and nonmigratory… CONTINUE READING
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