© 1998

Carnivore Ecology in Arid Lands


Part of the Adaptations of Desert Organisms book series (DESERT ORGAN.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 7-42
  4. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 43-87
  5. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 89-148
  6. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 149-165
  7. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 167-170
  8. Jacobus du P. Bothma
    Pages 171-184
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 185-211

About this book


Arid lands require that organisms inhabiting them be well-adapted to thrive or even just to survive. This book provides a review of the ecological adaptations - be they behavioural, physiological or morphological - of carnivores to arid environments. Following a general introduction into aridity and arid lands in Africa, the major carnivore families are presented. Ecological adaptations of carnivores in arid lands reveal the amplitude and resilience of the ecology of these animals. In setting up conservation measures, the nature and extent of such adaptations are important facets in determining the effective area and degree of heterogeneity required as habitat by a carnivore population so as to produce a viable unit.


Carnivoren Habitat Population Wüste carnivores desert ecology environment fleischfressende Tiere Ökologie

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Wildlife ManagementUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaRepublic of South Africa

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Carnivore Ecology in Arid Lands
  • Authors Jacobus du P. Bothma
  • Series Title Adaptations of Desert Organisms
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-59265-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-08213-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03587-0
  • Series ISSN 1430-9432
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Animal Ecology
    Geoecology/Natural Processes
    Nature Conservation
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