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The Biology of African Savannahs, 2nd Edn

Bryan Shorrocks and William Bates

Abstract

Savannahs are one of the largest biomes of the world, covering about 20% of the land surface. Stated simply, they are tropical and subtropical grasslands, with scattered bushes and trees. Most savannah occurs in Africa, with smaller areas in South America, India, and Australia. This book looks at; the climate factors that determine the distribution of savannahs worldwide, in South America, Australia, and India as well as Africa; the major plants (grasses, and trees such as Acacia) and large animals (mainly large mammals) that live in African savannahs; the biological and ecological factors tha ... More

Keywords: savannahs, Africa, climate, hunting, tourism, populations, competition, predation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198702702
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702702.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bryan Shorrocks, author
Environment Department, University of York

William Bates, author
Department of Biology, University of British Columbia