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An African elephant (Loxodonta africana) in a savannah ecosystem within Kruger National Park, South Africa.

African elephants (Loxodonta Africana) have an important impact on that ecosystem type, influencing its structure, function, and composition. In Kruger National Park, South Africa, park scientists, academics, and managers work synergistically within a strategic adaptive management framework to understand and manage elephant populations as an integral component of ecosystem structure, function, and composition. This photograph originally appeared on the cover of Ecological Applications (14:1) in January of 2004.
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords savannah, South Africa, Kruger National Park, wildlife management, large herbivore
Key taxa African elephant, Loxodonta africana
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Pedagogical Use Description This photograph could be used to illustrate elephants, a savannah, wildlife management, or a species that has an important impact on an ecosystem.
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Primary Author Affiliation Animal, Plant, and Environmental Sciences, University of Witwatersrand

Biology Program, Wilkes University
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Rights Copyright 2004 by the Ecological Society of America.
Date Of Record Submission 2008-04-08

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