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.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||International elephant & rhino symposium - |
Duration: 10 Oct 2011 → 14 Oct 2011
|Conference||International elephant & rhino symposium|
|Period||10/10/11 → 14/10/11|
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, .