Conservation Research in Uganda’s Savannas: A Review of Park History, Applied Research and Application of Research to Park Management


William Olupot, Luke Parry, Michelle Gunness, and Andrew Plumptre
Wildlife Conservation Society (Uganda Program), Kampala, Uganda

Series: Wildlife Protection, Destruction and Extinction
BISAC: NAT011000

In recent decades, there has been increased interest in applying science to the management of ecosystems. However, designing research programs that directly support conservation is never straightforward especially for research intended to support protected area conservation. A good understanding of the intensity of threats, their ramifications, and the impacts of conservation is central to conservation. This book and its complement for forests, is intended to increase understanding of what constitutes conservation research in protected areas and how it is applied. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

List of Acronyms

Chapter 1. Introduction, pp. 1-2

Chapter 2. Park Size, Location and History, pp. 3-16

Chapter 3. Part Environment- Physical and Biological Characteristics, pp. 17-33

Chapter 4. Biology and Behavior of Mammals, pp. 35-44

Chapter 5. Vegetation Dynamics, pp. 45-54

Chapter 6. Dynamics of Animal Populations, pp. 55-83

Chapter 7. Park Design and Assessment of Small Populations, pp. 85-86

Chapter 8. Pollution Studies, pp. 87-88

Chapter 9. Community Conservation Studies, pp. 89-93

Chapter 10. How Research Has Supported Conservation of the Savannas, pp. 95-96

Chapter 11. Lessons Learned, pp. 97-104

Chapter 12. Summary and Conclusions, pp. 105-106

References, pp. 107-123



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