From Mega to Mini: Tracing Surprising Animal Connections
Two and a half years after my last stint living in Africa, I find myself returning to the field where the megaherbivores still roam free.
For nearly two years in Kenya, I chased after elephants to get the right angle for individual identification, set up camera traps to investigate how land management practices affect savanna wildlife communities, and took a stab at some restoration ecology work. I subsequently spent a year tromping through the forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, after a group of mountain gorillas for a Max Planck Institute long-term behavioral study.
This time, however, I am bound for southern Africa and will be putting the large mammals aside to search for animals that are much smaller, but instill much fear in people around the world—bats.
From Mega to Mini
The way I went from focusing on mega to mini was that what really interests me is not the size or hype behind a certain species, but rather how a whole group of species interact together to make up a wildlife community.
As I was researching Namibia, home of the —> Read More Here