More information:

Fullman, T.J. 2009. Spatial dynamics of elephant impacts on trees in Chobe National Park, Botswana. MSc Thesis, University of Florida, 2009


Description:

Spatial dynamics of elephant impacts on trees in Chobe National Park, Botswana.

Summary / Notes:

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) regulates shifts between different savanna states, primarily through herbivory of woody vegetation. As a water-dependent herbivore, these impacts on trees are constrained by water availability, potentially leading to a gradient of degradation known as the piosphere effect. Transects evaluating vegetation status with increasingrndistance from the Chobe River were conducted in Chobe National Park, Botswana, to test whether predictions of the piosphere effect can be applied at multiple scales. Trends varied depending on the type of utilization, with debarking by elephants decreasing with distance from the Chobe River and branch herbivory showing a bimodal distribution. Results suggest that piosphere predictions may be applicable over greater distances, with important implications for monitoring species changes far from water points. Managers should consider this as they evaluate landscape stability and discuss provisioning of waterpoints in semi-arid habitats.

Year: 2009

Type: Thesis

Download: Elephant impacts on trees in Chobe National Park.pdf (453 kb)

Preview: Preview this file


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
Pedersen, C-E.T., Albrechtsen, A., Etter, P.D., Johnson, E.A., Orlando, L., Chikhi, L., Siegismund, H.R. and Heller, R. 2018. A southern African origin and cryptic structure in the highly mobile plains zebra. Nature Ecology and Evolution, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-017-0453-7
  » More info & related results
2018 Journal Article2.45 mb pdf
Preview
Background Etosha Centenary
  » More info & related results
2007Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet826 kb pdf
Preview
Etosha National Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet235 kb pdf
Preview
Franz, M., Kramer-Schadt, S., Kilian, W., Wissel, C. and Groeneveld, J. 2010. Understanding the effects of rainfall on elephant - vegetation interactions around waterholes. Ecological Modelling, 221(24): 2909–2917
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article
Mudumu National Park - Zambezi Region. Namibia Parks and Wildlife
  » More info & related results
 Book, Book Section, Booklet837 kb pdf
Preview
Williams, D., Pettorelli, N., Henschel, J., Cowlishaw, G. and Douglas, C.M.S. 2013. Impact of alien trees on mammal distributions along an ephemeral river in the Namib Desert. African Journal of Ecology. doi: 10.1111/aje.12134
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article464 kb pdf
Preview
Fritz, H., Duncan, P., Gordon, I.J. and Illius, A.W. 2002. Megaherbivores influence trophic guilds structure in African ungulate communities. Oecologia, 131(4): 620-625
  » More info & related results
2002 Journal Article296 kb pdf
Preview
Madoqua records in Namibian Biodiversity Database
2019 Website
de Beer, Y., Kilian, W., Versfeld, W. and van Aarde, R.J. 2006. Elephants and low rainfall alter woody vegetation in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 64: 412-421
  » More info & related results
2006 Journal Article
Khaudum National Park - Wildlife wonders
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet366 kb pdf
Preview
Jacobson, P.J. 1997. Chapter 5: The influence of elephants on Faidherbia albida trees in the northern Namib Desert: a reappraisal. In: An Ephemeral Perspective of Fluvial Ecosystems: Viewing Ephemeral Rivers in the Context of Current Lotic Ecology, Dissertation submitted to the Faculty of thernVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor Of Philosophy in Biology
  » More info & related results
1997 Thesis951 kb pdf
Preview
Bwabwata National Park - Kwando Core Area. Namibia Parks and Wildlife
  » More info & related results
 Book, Book Section, Booklet1.5 mb pdf
Preview
Jackson, J.C., Duodu, K.G., Holse, M., Lima de Faria, M.D., et al. 2010. Chapter 5 – The Morama Bean (Tylosema esculentum): A Potential Crop for Southern Africa. Advances in Food and Nutrition Research, 61: 187–246
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article
Barnes, M.E. 2001. Effects of large herbivores and fire on the regeneration of Acacia erioloba woodlands in Chobe National Park, Botswana. African Journal of Ecology, 39(4): 340–350
  » More info & related results
2001 Journal Article
de Villiers, P.A. and Kok, O.B. 1988. Eto-ekologiese aspekte van olifante in die Nasionale Etoshawildtuin. Madoqua, 15(4): 319-338
  » More info & related results
1988 Journal Article9.34 mb pdf
Preview
Koudom Natuurbewaringsgebied
  » More info & related results
 Report5.22 mb pdf
Preview
Mahango Natuurbewaringsgebied
  » More info & related results
 Report6.26 mb pdf
Preview
Stapelberg, F.H. 2007. Feeding ecology of the Kalahari springbok Antidorcas marsupialis in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, South Africa. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Magister Scientiae (Botany) in the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria
  » More info & related results
2007 Thesis1.03 mb pdf
Preview
Cunningham, P.L. and Jankowitz, W. 2010. A Review of Fauna and Flora Associated with Coastal and Inland Saline Flats from Namibia with Special Reference to the Etosha Pan. Sabkha Ecosystems. Tasks for Vegetation Science, 46: 9-17
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article1.63 mb pdf
Preview
du Plessis, W.P. 1999. Linear regression relationships between NDVI, vegetation and rainfall in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Journal of Arid Environments, 42(4): 235–260
  » More info & related results
1999 Journal Article
Carter, K.D., Seddon, J.M., Frère, C.H., Carter, J.K. and Goldizen, A.W. 2013. Fission–fusion dynamics in wild giraffes may be driven by kinship, spatial overlap and individual social preferences. Animal Behaviour, 85(2): 385–394
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article
Dean, K. 2012. Caught on tape: camera trapping in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Giraffa, 6(1): 15
  » More info & related results
2012 Journal Article284 kb pdf
Preview
Joubert, D.F., Zimmermann, I., Winschiers-Theophilus, W. and Fendler, J. 2010. Poster Presentation: An expert system for bush encroachment in Namibia. 45th Annual Congress of the Grassland Society of Southern Africa, Control of Invasive Woody Species. Tuesday, 20 July 2010
  » More info & related results
2010 Presentation175 kb pdf
Preview
Lindeque, M. 1991. Dentition and age estimation of elephants in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. Madoqua, 18(1): 17-25
  » More info & related results
1991 Journal Article1.97 mb pdf
Preview
Huntley, B.G. and Matos, E.M. 1994. Botanical diversity and its conservation in Angola. Strelitzia, 1: 53-74
  » More info & related results
1994 Journal Article9.85 mb pdf
Preview
Hipondoka, M.H.T., Kempf, J. and Jousse, H. 2013. Palaeo and Present Ecological Value of the Etosha Pan, Namibia: An Integrative Review. Journal of the Namibia Scientific Society, 61: 67-85
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article419 kb pdf
Preview
NNF. 2008. Background information and species management guidelines: Elephant
  » More info & related results
2008 Poster14.29 mb pdf
Preview
NNF. 2008. Background information and species management guidelines for Namibia's rare and valuable wildlife - savanna elephant
  » More info & related results
2008 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.52 mb pdf
Preview
Succulent Karoo Hotspot Briefing Book. Prepared for: Improving Linkages Between CEPF and World Bank Operations, AfricarnForum, Cape Town, South Africa—April 25 –27, 2005
  » More info & related results
2005 Book, Book Section, Booklet3.63 mb pdf
Preview
Sommerlatte, M.W.L. 1975. A preliminary report on the number, distribution and movement of elephants in the Chobe National Park with notes on browse utilisation. Botswana Notes and Records, 7: 121-129
  » More info & related results
1975 Journal Article
Bonyongo, C.M. 2005. Habitat utilization by Impala (Aepyceros melampus) in the Okavango Delta. Botswana Notes and Records, 37 (Special Edition on Human Interactions and Natural Resource Dynamics in the Okavango Delta and Ngamiland): 227-235
  » More info & related results
2005 Journal Article
Marlin, D., Nicolson, S.W., Yusuf, A.A., Stevenson, P.C., Heyman, H.M. and Krüger, K. 2014. The only african Wild Tobacco, Nicotiana africana: Alkaloid content and the effect of herbivory. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102661
  » More info & related results
2014 Journal Article555 kb pdf
Preview
Revermann, R. 2016. Analysis of vegetation and plant diversity patterns in the Okavango Basin at different spatial scales: Integration of field based methods, remote sensing information and ecological modelling. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, Department of Biology of the University of Hamburg
  » More info & related results
2016 Thesis18.19 mb pdf
Preview
Joubert, E. 1971. The physiographic, edaphic and vegetative characteristics found in the western Etosha National Park. Madoqua, 1(4): 5-32
  » More info & related results
1971 Journal Article2.24 mb pdf
Preview
Joubert, E. and Mostert, P.K.N. 1975. Distribution patterns and status of some mammals in South West Africa. Madoqua, 9(1): 5-44
  » More info & related results
1975 Journal Article3.8 mb pdf
Preview
Curtis, B.A. 2017. The status of Faidherbia albida trees in the Hoanib River, Namibia. Namibian Journal of Environment, 1(A): 77-91
  » More info & related results
2017 Journal Article11.36 mb pdf
Preview
Verlinden, A. 1997. Human settlements and wildlife distribution in the southern Kalahari of Botswana. Biological Conservation, 82(2): 129-136
  » More info & related results
1997 Journal Article
Kok, O.B. and Nel, J.A.J. 1996. The Kuiseb river as a linear oasis in the Namib desert. African Journal of Ecology, 34(1): 39–47
  » More info & related results
1996 Journal Article
Traill, L.W. 2004. Seasonal utilization of habitat by large grazing herbivores in semi-arid Zimbabwe. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 34(1): 13–24
  » More info & related results
2004DRFN DLIBJournal Article
van Rooyen, N., Bredenkamp, G.J., Theron, G.K., du P. Bothma, J. and Le Riche, E.A.N. 1994. Vegetational gradients around artificial watering points in the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Journal of Arid Environments, 26(4): 349-361
  » More info & related results
1994DRFN DLIBJournal Article
Seymour, C. Slowly does it: Acacia erioloba growing large in southern Kalahari savannas
  » More info & related results
 Report114 kb pdf
Preview
Herremans, M. 1995. Effects of woodland modification by African elephant Loxodonta africana on bird diversity in northern Botswana. Ecography, 18(4): 440–454
  » More info & related results
1995 Journal Article
NACSO. 2015. Game counts in Bwabwata
  » More info & related results
2015 Poster779 kb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2014. Game counts in Bwabwata: Dry Season – Live sightings
  » More info & related results
2014 Poster782 kb pdf
Preview
Fischer, C., Kollmann, J. and Wagner, T.C. 2015. How does the seed fate of Crotalaria podocarpa DC, a highly competitive herbaceous legume in arid rangelands, contribute to its establishment probability?. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 17(5): 405–411
  » More info & related results
2015 Journal Article
Kaaronda, D.U. 2005. The spatial distribution of tree species across the Kuiseb river channel in relation to watercourse
  » More info & related results
2005DRFN DLIBReport896 kb pdf
Preview
February, E., Shadwell, E., Viljoen, S. and Hattas, D. 2017. Feeding choices and impacts of extralimital giraffe on two keystone tree species in the Kgalagadi National Park. Koedoe, 59(1), a1454
  » More info & related results
2017 Journal Article1.35 mb pdf
Preview
Funston, P., Henschel, P., Petracca, L., Maclennan, S., Whitesell, C., Fabiano, E. and Castro, I. 2017. The distribution and status of lions and other large carnivores in Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga National Parks, Angola. KAZA TFCA (Secretariat) KAZA
  » More info & related results
2017 Report4.01 mb pdf
Preview
Namukonde, N. and Simukonda, C. 2018. The response of small mammal communities to low and high fire recurrences in Kafue National Park, Zambia. In: Revermann, R., Krewenka, K.M., Schmiedel, U., Olwoch, J.M., Helmschrot, J. and Jürgens, N. (eds.) Climate change and adaptive land management in southern Africa - assessments, changes, challenges, and solutions. Biodiversity and Ecology, 6: 460-465. Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek
  » More info & related results
2018 Book, Book Section, Booklet2.89 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2017. Game counts in Bwabwata NP, Dry season - Live sightings, 2017
  » More info & related results
2017 Poster1.06 mb pdf
Preview

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.