Recovery Potential of a Western Lowland Gorilla Population following a Major Ebola Outbreak: Results from a Ten Year Study

@inproceedings{Genton2012RecoveryPO,
  title={Recovery Potential of a Western Lowland Gorilla Population following a Major Ebola Outbreak: Results from a Ten Year Study},
  author={C{\'e}line Genton and Romane H. Cristescu and Sylvain Gatti and Florence L{\'e}vr{\'e}ro and Elodie Bigot and Damien Caillaud and Jean-S{\'e}bastien Pierre and Nelly M{\'e}nard},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Investigating the recovery capacity of wildlife populations following demographic crashes is of great interest to ecologists and conservationists. Opportunities to study these aspects are rare due to the difficulty of monitoring populations both before and after a demographic crash. Ebola outbreaks in central Africa have killed up to 95% of the individuals in affected western lowland gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) populations. Assessing whether and how fast affected populations recover is… CONTINUE READING

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