publication . Doctoral thesis . 2002

Compressed nature : co-existing grazers in a small reserve in Kenya

Mwasi, S.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2002
  • Publisher: S.n.
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>Wildlife habitats in Kenya are getting more fragmented and isolated due to increasing human activities within them. This has resulted in the establishment of several small nature reserves where wildlife is protected from human interference. Grazers contribute a large proportion of total herbivore biomass in these reserves, and their populations are likely to increase due to stoppage of migration and reduction in their home range sizes (for large home range holders) caused by fencing, human settlements or cultivation on the periphery of the reserves. This might lead to changes in dynamics of grass-grazer or grazer-grazer interactions, which are useful to under...
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free text keywords: bovidae, equidae, wildbescherming, concurrentie tussen dieren, populatiedynamica, voedingsgewoonten, natuurreservaten, kenya, Natuurbeheer (algemeen), wildlife conservation, animal competition, population dynamics, feeding habits, nature reserves, Nature Management (General)
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