More information:

Erckie, J.B. 2007. Assessing the effects of grazing intensity by large herbivores on species diversity and abundance of small mammals at Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia. MSc Thesis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Description:

Assessing the effects of grazing intensity by large herbivores on species diversity and abundance of small mammals at Waterberg Plateau Park, Namibia.

Summary / Notes:

This study focused on the effects of disturbance by large herbivores on the species diversity of small mammals at Waterberg Plateau Park in northern Namibia. The effects of large herbivores on species diversity (species richness and eveness) and composition were investigated in the vicinity of two waterholes, Duitse Post and Securidaca. At each watering point, two sites along the rangeland utilization gradient, at 100 m and 2 km distance from waterhole, were selected. The sites situated at 100 m from a waterhole, fall under a more disturbed area, whereas sites located at 2 km distance lie in the less disturbed area. A total of 100 trap stations, spread into a 1 ha (100 x 100 m) grid were placed at the two interval distances from the waterhole. The Sherman traps, along with the capture-mark-recaptured method were employed. The Kruskal-Wallis test (H = 12, df = 4, p = 0.916) indicated that there was no significant difference in the vegetation cover between the more disturbed and less disturbed area, particularly at Duitse post waterhole. The Mann-Whithney U test (U 1.0. p = 0.015) indicated that there was a significant difference in the vegetation cover between the more disturbed and less disturbed area at Securidaca waterhole, A total of 146 individual small mammals, representing 12 species, were captured in 8000 trap nights. Dendromus melanotis was most commonly captured small mammal species followed by Gerbillurus paeba, Tatera leucogasier and Thallomys nigricauda being the least captured The study revealed that species diversity was high in the more disturbed area, while species richness and composition was high in the less disturbed area. The encountered high proportion of Mastomys spp and reduction of population density of Tatera leiicogaster suggests a level of disturbance in the more disturbed areas, The Petersen method of capture-mark-recapture showed that there was no significant difference in population density of small mammals (U = 10.0, p = 0.602) betweenthe more disturbed and less disturbed area. Minimum Number Alive (MNA) methodshowed that there was no significant difference in population size of small mammals (U = 62.5, p = 0.579) between more disturbed and less disturbed area.The present study was the first to record Dendronms melanotis at Waterberg Plateau Park.

Year: 2007

Type: Thesis

Download: Erckie Thesis 2007.pdf (54.92 mb)

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
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
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
Zisadza, P., Gandiwa, E., van der Westhuizen, H., van der Westhuizen, E. and Bodzo, V. 2010. Abundance, distribution and population trends of hippopotamus in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe :research article. South African Journal of Wildlife Research, 40(2): 149-157
  » More info & related results
2010 Journal Article
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
Craig, G.C. and Gibson, D.S.C. 2013. Aerial survey of wildlife in Khaudum National Park and neighbouring conservancies - September 2013. WWF in Namibia, Windhoek
  » More info & related results
2013 Report1.94 mb pdf
Preview
Uunona, N. 2015. Impacts of fire on grazers and browsers movements at Waterberg plateau park, central Namibia. BSc Thesis, Polytech Nambia
  » More info & related results
2015 Thesis3.64 mb pdf
Preview
Bwabwata National Park - Wildlife wonders: People and wildlife species co-existing
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet216 kb pdf
Preview
Bwabwata National Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet201 kb pdf
Preview
Daan Viljoen Game Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet150 kb pdf
Preview
Etosha National Park - Past and present
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet287 kb pdf
Preview
Etosha National Park - Conservation Counts
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet271 kb pdf
Preview
Khaudum National Park
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet1.56 mb pdf
Preview
Khaudum National Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet143 kb pdf
Preview
Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) and Mudumu National Parks - An astonishing variety of birds
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet211 kb pdf
Preview
Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) and Mudumu National Parks - just add water
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet238 kb pdf
Preview
Mamili (Nkasa Lupala) National Park
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet1.41 mb pdf
Preview
Mamili National Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet160 kb pdf
Preview
Mudumu National Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet189 kb pdf
Preview
Namib-Naukluft Park - Exploration and adventure
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet283 kb pdf
Preview
Namib-Naukluft Park - Wildlife wonders
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet240 kb pdf
Preview
Popa Game Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet144 kb pdf
Preview
Skeleton Coast Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet135 kb pdf
Preview
Waterberg Plateau Park - Profile
  » More info & related results
Ministry of Environment and TourismBook, Book Section, Booklet245 kb pdf
Preview
Giraffid, the official newsletter of the IUCN SSC Giraffe and Okapi Specialist Group (GOSG)
  » More info & related results
 Journal Article
Rodwell, T.C. 1995. Caprivi Elephant Monitoring Project. Final Report (October 1992 to October 1995)
  » More info & related results
1995 Report1.94 mb pdf
Preview
O'Connell-Rodwell, C.E., Rodwell, T., Rice, M. and Hart, L.A. 2000. Living with the modern conservation paradigm: can agricultural communities co-exist with elephants? A five-year case study in East Caprivi, Namibia. Biological Conservation, 93(3): 381–391
  » More info & related results
2000 Journal Article
Hitchcock, R.K. 2000. Water resource use and management in the Okavango system of southern Africa: the political economy of state, community and private resource control. Botswana Notes and Records, 31
  » More info & related results
2000 Journal Article
Ministry of Environment and Tourism. Namibia’s National Parks
  » More info & related results
 Book, Book Section, Booklet7.5 mb pdf
Preview
Mudumu National Park - Zambezi Region. Namibia Parks and Wildlife
  » More info & related results
 Book, Book Section, Booklet837 kb pdf
Preview
Matson, T.K., Goldizen, A.W. and Jarman, P.J. 2005. Microhabitat use by Black-faced Impala in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(4): 1708–1715
  » More info & related results
2005 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
Fullman, T.J. 2009. Spatial dynamics of elephant impacts on trees in Chobe National Park, Botswana. MSc Thesis, University of Florida, 2009
  » More info & related results
2009 Thesis453 kb pdf
Preview
Hipondoka, M.H.T., Mauz, B., Nande, E.M.H. and Bezuidenhout, J. 2013. Reconnaisssance survey of radioisotopes in soil and possible impact on seasonal anthrax outbreak at ENP Namibia. International Science and Technology Journal of Namibia, 2(1): 59-69
  » More info & related results
2013 Journal Article2.84 mb pdf
Preview
Government Gazette of the Republic of Namibia, No. 3469, 20 June 1975. Government Notice, No. 147 Ordinance 1975: Promulgation of Nature Conservation Ordinance, 1975 (4 of 1975), Schedule 2: Definition of the boundaries of the Etosha National Park, page 868-869
  » More info & related results
1975Government GazetteLegal (Act, Gazette, Policy)1.96 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
NACSO. 2015. Game counts in Bwabwata
  » More info & related results
2015 Poster779 kb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2014. Game counts: Khaudum North Complex
  » More info & related results
2014 Poster616 kb pdf
Preview
Leggett, K. Fennessy, J. and Schneider, S. 2001. Hoanib catchment study, Northwestern Namibia Fauna. Occasional Paper No. 16
  » More info & related results
2001DRFN DLIBReport75.93 mb pdf
Preview
Leggett, K., Fennessy, J., and Schneider, S. 2004. A study of animal movement in the Hoanib River catchment, northwestern Namibia. African Zoology, 39(1): 1-11
  » More info & related results
2004DRFN DLIBJournal Article5.54 mb pdf
Preview
Mendelsohn, J. 2016. Assorted observations and ideas on animal movements. RAISON. Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016
  » More info & related results
2016Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016Presentation8.35 mb pptx
Aschenborn, O. 2016. African Wild Dog, Lion and Vultures - crossing borders searching for protein. MET/UNAM. Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016
  » More info & related results
2016Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016Presentation5.83 mb pptx
Owen-Smith, N. 2016. Information potentially gained from animal movements tracked using GPS collars. Wits University, RSA. Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016
  » More info & related results
2016Symposium on animal movements & satellite tracking in Namibia, November 2016Presentation7.65 mb pptx
Stalmans, M. and Peel, M. 2016. Aerial wildlife count of the Parque Nacional da Gorongosa, Mozambique, October 2016. Approach, results and discussion
  » More info & related results
2016 Report8.68 mb pdf
Preview
Berry, H.H., Siegfried, W.R. and Crowe, T.M. 1984. Orientation of wildebeest in relation to sun angle and wind direction. Madoqua, 13(4): 297-301
  » More info & related results
1984 Journal Article269 kb pdf
Preview
Berry, H.H. and Louw, G.N. 1982. Nutritional balance between grassland productivity and large herbivore demand in the Etosha National Park. Madoqua, 13(2): 141-150
  » More info & related results
1982 Journal Article954 kb 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
Mannetti, L. 2017. Evaluating land use conflicts at the borders of Etosha National Park, Namibia: A social-ecological approach. PhD Thesis, Faculty of AgriSciences at Stellenbosch University
  » More info & related results
2017 Thesis4.25 mb pdf
Preview
Berry, H. 1980. Behavioural and eco-physiological studies on blue wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus at the Etosha National Park. Volume 1. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town
  » More info & related results
1980 Thesis7.52 mb pdf
Preview
Berry, H. 1980. Behavioural and eco-physiological studies on blue wildebeest Connochaetes taurinus at the Etosha National Park. Volume 2. PhD Thesis, University of Cape Town
  » More info & related results
1980 Thesis4.91 mb pdf
Preview

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