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Oecologia. 1976 Dec;22(4):341-354. doi: 10.1007/BF00345312.

Biomass and production of large African herbivores in relation to rainfall and primary production.

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1
Animal Ecology Research Group, Department of Zoology, Oxford.
2
Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Salisbury, Rhodesia.

Abstract

Standing crop biomass, energy expenditure and production by large mammalian herbivores in the African savannas show a high degree of correlation with mean annual precipitation and predicted above ground primary production. These relationships possess the potential for predicting carrying capacity and protein production from simple meteorological data.

PMID:
28308896
DOI:
10.1007/BF00345312

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