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East African Ecosystems and Their Conservation

Edited By: TR McClanahan and TP Young

452 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Jan 1997 | #65633 | ISBN: 0195108175
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About this book

An ecosystem by ecosystem critique of current conservation practices in East Africa, and suggestions for their improvement. Throughout the work the authors consider the underlying ecological processes at work, the ways humans have shaped and utilised this area over the last two million years, and the human considerations which need to be taken into account if, and when, new conservation practices are drawn up.

The superior editing will allow use by students as a resource on East African ecosystems. Thoughtful travelers to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda should read this book. . . . comprehensively treated in an enjoyable manner. Highly recommended.--Choice


PART I: ENVIRONMENTAL AND HUMAN HISTORY; 1. Historical Ecology; 2. Paleoecology of Humans and their Ancestors; PART II: MARINE ECOSYSTEMS; 3. Oceanic Ecosystems and Pelagic Fisheries; 4. Coral Reefs and Nearshore Fisheries; 5. Intertidal Wetlands; PART III: INLAND-WATER ECOSYSTEMS; 6. Rivers and Streams; 7. Saline and Freshwater Lakes of the Kenyan Rift Valley; 8. The Great Lakes; 9. Freshwater Wetlands and Marshes; PART IV: GRASS, SHRUB, AND WOODLAND ECOSYSTEMS; 10. Arid and Semi-Arid Ecosystems; 11. Savanna Ecosystems; 12. The Miombo Woodlands; PART V: FOREST ECOSYSTEMS; 13. Coastal Forests; 14. Riverine Forests; 15. Mid-Elevation Forests: A History of Disturbance and Regeneration; 16. High Montane Forest and Afroalpine Ecosystems

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