Woody plant damage by African elephants in relation to leaf nutrients in western Zimbabwe

  title={Woody plant damage by African elephants in relation to leaf nutrients in western Zimbabwe},
  author={Ricardo M. Holdo},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  pages={189 - 196}
  • R. Holdo
  • Published 6 February 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Tropical Ecology
The relationship between elephant damage and leaf nutrient concentration across tree species was investigated in a semi-arid savanna in western Zimbabwe with the purpose of investigating possible nutritional factors influencing elephant feeding preferences in Kalahari sand woodlands. The presence of elephant damage was recorded in all trees above 1 m in height, and leaf samples were collected from all tree species encountered in 12 vegetation plots during the late dry season. Elephant damage… 

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