Does tooth wear influence ageing? A comparative study across large herbivores

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Abstract: We test whether the intensity of tooth wear influences the strength of actuarial senescence across species of large herbivores. We collected from the literature data on tooth wear in the wild (measured...

Author(s): Jean-Michel Gaillard, Vérane Berger, Morgane Tidière, Patrick Duncan and Jean-François Lemaître
Year: 2015
Journal: Experimental Gerontology
Page Numbers: 1-31

Carrying Capacities of Natural Veld in Natal For Large Wild Herbivores

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Abstract: Carrying capacities for wild herbivores in a variety of bioclimatic regions in Natal were examined. In calculating stocking rates, estimated relative energy requirements of the various species were used...

Author(s): M.T. Mentis & R.R. Duke
Year: 1976
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 65-74

Mesowear study of ungulates from the early Pleistocene site of ‘Ubeidiya (Israel) and the implications for early Homo dispersal from Africa

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Abstract: An ongoing question in Anthropology and Archaeology focuses on the role of climate change in human evolution and particularly in the dispersal of hominins out of Africa. One of the main hypothesis posits...

Author(s): Miriam Belmaker & Haley D. O'Brien
Year: 2017
Journal: Quaternary International
Page Numbers: 1-12

Systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia county, April 2016 Preliminary Report

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Abstract: A systematic aerial sample survey of Laikipia County (9666km2) was carried out in April 2016 by Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing survey teams in partnership with Laikipia Wildlife...

Author(s): A.K.Kes Hillman Smith, Gordon O. Ojwang and Victor N Mose
Year: 2016
Journal: Preliminary Report - Kenya’s Directorate of Resource Survey and Remote Sensing
Page Numbers: 1-16

Stable carbon isotope reconstruction of ungulate diet changes through the seasonal cycle

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Abstract: We analysed stable carbon isotope ratios (δ13C) in faeces of 11 African ungulate species from three South African savanna environments to determine whether this approach is sufficiently sensitive to record...

Author(s): Daryl Codron, Julia A. Lee-Thorp, Matt Sponheimer & Jacqui Codron
Year: 2007
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 117-125

Optimizing stocking mix and financial resources for game production

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Abstract: Most game ranches have several game species whose abundance is self regulated. This often leads to competition between species, and species with a low financial return usually predominate. By optimizing...

Author(s): R.J. Davies
Year: 1994
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 101-104

Body size and habitat as determinants of tick infestations of wild ungulates in South Africa

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Abstract: The purpose of the present work was to test the hypothesis that the intensity of tick infestation on South African wild ungulates is proportional to surface area of the host (body weight 0.67} and to assess...

Author(s): G.J. Gallivan & I.G Horak
Year: 1997
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 63-70

Utilisation and Aspects of Management of the Willem Pretorius Game Reserve

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Abstract: The Willem Pretorius Nature Reserve, Orange Free State, is briefly described, and aspects of management and utilisation with particular reference to game animals are discussed. Habitat management is the...

Author(s): O. Bourquin
Year: 1973
Journal: The Southern African Wildlife Management Association
Page Numbers: 65-73

The Isotopic Ecology of East African Mammals

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Abstract: The stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of bone collagen have been used to trace diet and habitat selection of the larger mammals of East Africa. 238 individuals of 43 species from montane forests...

Author(s): Stanley H. Ambrose and Michael J. DeNiro
Year: 1986
Journal: Oecologia
Page Numbers: 395-406

The dissociation of the fluid and particle phase in the forestomach as a physiological characteristic of large grazing ruminants: an evaluation of available, comparable ruminant passage data

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Abstract: Whether differences in digestive physiology exist between different ruminant feeding types has been an ongoing debate. In this regard, potential differences in ingesta retention have been understood to...

Author(s): Marcus Clauss, Jürgen Hummel, W. Jürgen Streich
Year: 2006
Journal: European Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 88-98