Population performance indicators as functions of PAN-PAM in black rhinoceros (D. b. michaeli)

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Abstract

There is bottom-up control of population performance of mega herbivores via forage quality and quantity as functions of plant available nutrient (PAN) and plant available moisture (PAM). We studied black rhino as a browsing perissodactyla in 7 Kenyan savannahs populations with varying PAN-PAM. We hypothesed: 1. PAN-PAM & interaction between them does not affect age at first calving (AFC), average intercalving interval (ICI) nor yearly percentage of females calving (%FC). 2. AFC, ICI and %FC are not functions of tree cover. Curve Estimation Procedures and Generalised Estimating Equation (GEE) approaches were used to test hypotheses.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational elephant & rhino symposium -
Duration: 10 Oct 201114 Oct 2011

Conference

ConferenceInternational elephant & rhino symposium
Period10/10/1114/10/11

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    Ouma, B. O., van Langevelde, F., Heitkonig, I. M. A., Maina, P. M., van Wieren, S. E., Amin, R., & Prins, H. H. T. (2011). Population performance indicators as functions of PAN-PAM in black rhinoceros (D. b. michaeli). Poster session presented at International elephant & rhino symposium, .