Spatial distribution of wildebeest population in the Athi-Kapiti Plains, Kenya

This dataset portrays number of wildebeest observed in 1977-78 and 1994-96 in the Athi-Kapiti Plains, Kenya. Note: This data shows numbers of wildebeest observed during the wet season by low-altitude flights. The data was then aggregated to 5km grid cells by number observed.

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This data was used in Map 5.15 in Nature's Benefits in Kenya: An Atlas of Ecosystems and Human Well-Being. Note: A number of wildebeest nul should be interpreted as "No observation of wildebeest".


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Reid, R.S., H. Gichohi, M.Y. Said, D. Nkedianye, J.O. Ogutu, M. Kshatriya, P. Kristjanson, S.C. Kifugo, J.L. Agatsiva, S.A. Adanje, and R. Bagine. 2006. "Fragmentation of a Periurban Savanna, Athi-Kaputiei Plains, Kenya." In: K.A. Galvin, R.S. Reid, R.H. Behnke, and N.T. Hobbs (editors). Fragmentation in Semi-arid and Arid Landscapes: Consequences for Human and Natural Systems. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic.

Gichohi, H.W. 1996. The Ecology of a Truncated Ecosystem: The Athi-Kapiti Plains. Ph.D. Thesis. Leicester: University of Leicester.

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Project: Ecosystem Service Mapping

Page Last Updated: August 19, 2016

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