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James Bradley

Having studied for a Masters in Zoology at Sheffield University, UK, I came to Botswana in 2007 to volunteer with Dr Glyn Maude on the Makgadikgadi Brown Hyaena project. During this time I became fascinated with the Makgadikgadi ecosystem and in particular the zebra migration. The opportunity arose to study the zebra migration within the Makgadikgadi and follow up on the research conducted by Dr Chris Brooks before the Makgadikgadi fence was constructed. This research contributed towards a PhD with Bristol University, UK, and I now intend to continue to be involved with wildlife research in Botswana working in the Makgadikgadi and CKGR.

The Effect Of Environmental Variability On The Foraging Behaviour Of Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) In The Makgadikgadi, Botswana

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At least 5 million species of plants and animals share the planet earth (Vié, Hilton-Taylor & Stuart 2009) and, in 2011, the human population passed 7 billion, increasing the pressure on every other species. The requirements of wildlife populations for land and resources overlap with those of human populations, thereby leading to human/wildlife conflict (Lamarque et al. 2008). Indeed, advances …

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Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration Research 2008-2012

Makgadikgadi Zebra Migration Research 2008-2012

This research was initiated as a follow-up study to the research of Dr Chris Brooks conducted between 2001 and 2005. The research examined the foraging behaviour, spatial distribution and adaptability to environmental changes of plains zebra (Equus quagga) in the Makgadikgadi, Botswana, following the construction of an electrified fence in 2004. Seasonal changes in resource availability were documented and GPS …

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