Serengeti: The origins and future of a complex ecosystem (Extended)

Principal Investigators:

Craig Packer

The Serengeti ecosystem exemplifies a number of general features of terrestrial food web dynamics and can therefore be viewed as a model system for studying a complex interplay of basic ecological principles. These include: (1) the diverse roles of generalist top predators in governing coexistence in prey communities, (2) the importance of omnivory and intraguild predation in modulating the magnitude of 'top-down' impacts of predators, (3) trophic cascades; (4) the implications of movement, landscape pattern, and spatial heterogeneity for food web... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group27th October—1st November 2003Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Peter A. Abramspeter.abrams [at] utoronto.caUniversity of Toronto
Christopher Costellocostello [at] bren.ucsb.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Michael B. Coughenourmikec [at] nrel.colostate.eduColorado State University
Andrew P. Dobsondobber [at] princeton.eduPrinceton University
John M. Fryxelljfryxell [at] uoguelph.caUniversity of Guelph
Kathy Galvinkathy [at] nrel.colostate.eduColorado State University
Ray Hilbornhilbornr [at] gmail.comUniversity of Washington
Robert D. Holtrdholt [at] ufl.eduUniversity of Florida
Grant Hopcraftgranthopcraft [at] fzs.orgFrankfurt Zoological Society
Samuel McNaughtonsjmcnaug [at] mailbox.syr.eduSyracuse University
Charles Mlingwatawiri [at] Wildlife Research Institute
Han Olffh.olff [at] biol.rug.nlUniversity of Groningen/Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Craig Packerpacker [at] biosci.umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota
Stephen Polaskypolasky [at] umn.eduUniversity of Minnesota
Mark Ritchiemeritchi [at] syr.eduSyracuse University
Anthony R. E. Sinclairsinclair [at] zoology.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia

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"Serengeti: The origins and future of a complex ecosystem (Extended)" is project ID: 7362