Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New in HOORC's Library: Small mammal responses to fire

Small mammal responses to fire in the Okavango Delta : a PhD dissertation submitted to the University of Cambridge by Militsa Plavsic is the second dissertation coming from HOORC's project, Effects of different fire regimes on the vegetation in southern African savanna and floodplain ecosystems. Michael Heinl's dissertation, Fire regime and vegetation response in the Okavango Delta, Botswana for the Technische Universitat Munchen, Freising-Weihenstephan, Germany, was completed in 2005. The project is mapping fire frequencies over the past 15 years and conducting fieldwork in locations with variable fire histories, focusing on vegetation characteristics, soil characteristics and small mammals. More about fire monitoring in the region.

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