Günter MERZ's scientific contributions

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Pendant six mois, nous avons effectué des recherches écologiques sur l'éléphant de forêt, Loxodonta africana cyclotis, au Parc National de Tai dans le sud-ouest de la Côte d'Ivoire. Les recherches ont été concentrées sur la nourriture et, en rapport avec elle, sur la question d'un habitat préférentiel. Les résultats montrent d'une part que les ress...

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... The Santchou reserve has many vegetation types; savannah, swamp forest and farmland, and forest elephant rates of feeding may vary by vegetation type and these data may not reflect overall life form selection rates of elephants. Other published studies of forest elephant feeding ecology give no information on the relative frequency with which the different plant life forms are eaten but rather species lists by life form is used as an indicator of the importance of each plant species (Merz, 1981;Short, 1981;White et al., 1993). All these studies show that, in terms of number of species, small dicotyledonous trees are the most commonly eaten plant type. ...