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A modelling approach to elephant and tree population dynamics for a small game farm

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Show simple item record Stretch, Anne-Marie 2007-10-22T13:27:04Z 2007-10-22T13:27:04Z 2005
dc.identifier.other DIT112600
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Information Technology)-Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 iii, iii, 85 leaves en
dc.description.abstract Throughout Africa, growing human populations and resulting loss of wildlife habitat is a critical issue for most animal species. It is more and more common for privately owned small or medium sized farms to reintroduce wildlife on their land and such protected areas are fast becoming the only refuges available to wild animals. However a comprehensive understanding of the complex ecological processes taking place is vital for the effective management of restricted areas and the conservation of biodiversity. Due to the enormous complexity of an ecological system and the long periods of the related dynamics, it is very difficult to analyse the interaction between animals and plant populations without suitable computer models. In this thesis, the dynamics between elephant and trees (a major food source) are considered using computer simulations. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Biological diversity conservation--Computer simulation en
dc.subject Game protection--Computer simulation en
dc.subject Animal populations--Computer simulation en
dc.subject Plant populations--Computer simulation en
dc.subject Game farms--South Africa en
dc.subject Game reserves--South Africa en
dc.subject Information technology--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.title A modelling approach to elephant and tree population dynamics for a small game farm en
dc.type Thesis en

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