Dung fungi as indicators of past herbivore abundance, Kruger and Limpopo National Park




Effective wildlife management needs historical data on herbivore abundance and its interactions with vegetation, climate and disturbance over longer time periods that is available through observational and archive data. Spores specific to herbivore dung provide a potential source of information on past herbivore abundances. This paper sets out to evaluate the potential of fungal spores as environmental indicators and in particular the use of coprophilous fungi in understanding past herbivore densities and their impact on the savanna landscape of Kruger and Limpopo National Parks (South Africa and Mozambique). Spore assemblages from six sedimentary cores are analysed and compared with the pollen data.


Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology






- Gaza


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Biodiversidade Florestal;
- Outra biodiversidade terrestre


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Parque Nacional de Limpopo;
- Áreas de Conservação Transfronteiriças



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