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The Amboseli Elephants: A Long-Term Perspective on a Long-Lived Mammal

Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee


Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences worldwide for centuries. But it was not until the second half of the twentieth century that people started to take an interest in elephants in the wild, and some of the most important studies of these intelligent giants have been conducted at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. This book provides a summation of what has been learned from the Amboseli Elephant Research Project—the longest continuously running elephant research project in ... More

Keywords: elephants, ivory, zoos, circuses, Amboseli National Park, Kenya, elephant research project, elephant minds, ecosystems, genetics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780226542232
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226542263.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia J. Moss, editor

Harvey Croze, editor

Phyllis C. Lee, editor

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Chapter 1 The Amboseli Elephants: Introduction

Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee

Part 1 The Amboseli Context: Ecology, People, and Genetics

Section editors W. Keith Lindsay and Harvey Croze

Chapter 2 Amboseli Ecosystem Context: Past and Present

Harvey Croze and W. Keith Lindsay

Chapter 3 The Human Context of the Amboseli Elephants

Kadzo Kangwana and Christine Browne-Nuñez

Chapter 4 The Population Genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro Elephants

Elizabeth A. Archie, Courtney L. Fitzpatrick, Cynthia J. Moss, and Susan C. Alberts

Part 2 Habitat Use, Population Dynamics, and Ranging

Section editors: W. Keith Lindsay and Harvey Croze

Chapter 6 Ecological Patterns of Variability in Demographic Rates

Phyllis C. Lee, W. Keith Lindsay, and Cynthia J. Moss

Chapter 7 Patterns of Occupancy in Time and Space

Harvey Croze and Cynthia J. Moss

Part 3: Behavior, Communication, and Cognition

Section editor: Joyce H. Poole

Chapter 10 Vocal Communication and Social Knowledge in African Elephants

Karen McComb, David Reby, and Cynthia J. Moss

Part 4 Reproductive Strategies and Social Relationships

Section editors: Phyllis C. Lee and Joyce H. Poole

Chapter 16 Decision Making and Leadership in Using the Ecosystem

Hamisi Mutinda, Joyce H. Poole, and Cynthia J. Moss

Chapter 17 Male Social Dynamics: Independence and Beyond

Phyllis C. Lee, Joyce H. Poole, Norah Njiraini, Catherine N. Sayialel, and Cynthia J. Moss

Part 5 Elephants in the Human World

Section editors: Cynthia J. Moss and Kadzo Kangwana

Chapter 21 Ethical Approaches to Elephant Conservation

Joyce H. Poole, W. Keith Lindsay, Phyllis C. Lee, and Cynthia J. Moss

Chapter 22 The Future of the Amboseli Elephants

Harvey Croze, Cynthia J. Moss, and W. Keith Lindsay