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Amboseli Conservation Programme Publications

  • WESTERN, D. & FINCH, V. A. (1986) Drought, Cattle and Pastoralism: Survival and Production in Arid Lands. Human Ecology, 14, 77-94.
  • WESTERN, D. & PEARL, M. (1989) Conservation for the Twenty-first Century, Oxford University Press, New York.
  • WESTERN, D. & GICHOHI, H. (1993) Segregation Effects and the Impoverishment of Savanna Parks: The Case for an Ecosystem Viability Analysis. African Journal of Ecology, 31, 269-281.
  • WESTERN, D., WRIGHT, M. & STRUM, S. C. (1994) Natural Connections: Perspectives in Community-based Conservation, Island Press, Washington DC.
  • WESTERN, D. (2000) What Can We Do to Ease Life for Pastoral Nomads? Daily Nation Newspaper, 1 July 2000.
  • WESTERN, D. (2003) Conservation Science in Africa and the Role of International Collaboration. Conservation Biology, 17, 1-10.
  • WESTERN, D. (2004a) The Challenge of Integrated Rangeland Monitoring: Synthesis address. African Journal of Range and Forage Science, 21, 61-68.
  • WESTERN, D. (2004b) Managing the Wilds: Should Stewards be Pilots? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment- Forum, 2, 495-496.
  • WESTERN, D. & MAITUMO, D. (2004) Woodland Loss and Restoration in a Savanna Park: A 20-year Experiment. African Journal of Ecology, 42, 111-121.
  • WESTERN, D. & NIGHTINGALE, D. (2004) Environmental Change and the Vulnerability of Pastoralists to Drought: The Maasai in Amboseli, Kenya, Earthprint (on Behalf of) United Nations Environmental Program, London.
  • WESTERN, D. (2005) The Ecology and Changes of the Amboseli Ecosystem – Recommendations for Planning and Conservation, Unpublished Report submitted to the Science and Planning Committee of the Amboseli Task Force.
  • WESTERN, D. (2009)  2009 Drought: Special Insight, Daily Nation Newspaper, Horizon Supplement, 1 October 2009.
  • WESTERN, D. & BEHRENSMEYER, A. K. (2009) Bone Assemblages Track Animal Community Structure over 40 Years in an African Savanna Ecosystem, Science, Vol. 324. no. 5930, pp. 106 – 1064.
  • WESTERN, D, GROOM, R. & WORDEN, J. (2009) The Impact of Sedentarization and Subdivision of Pastoral Lands in an African Savanna Ecosystem, Biological Conservation, 142, 2538-2546.
  • WESTERN, D., RUSSELL, S. & CUTHILL, I. (2009) The Status of Wildlife in Protected Areas Compared to Non-Protected Areas in Kenya, PloS One, 4: e6140. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0006140.
  • 2009 Western, D. Rethinking Wildlife: Bridging the Conservation Divide. In Reconceptualizing Wildlife Conservation. Ed. Toshio Meguro. African Centre for Technological Studies. Nairobi.
  • 2009 Western, D. Ecotourism, Conservation and Development in East Africa: How the Philanthropic Traveler can Make a Difference. Proceedings of the Traveler’s Philanthropy Symposium. Arusha, Tanzania.
  • 2009 Western D and Behrensmeyer. K.A. Bone Assemblage Tracks Community Structure over 40-years in an African Savanna Ecosystem. Science. 234: 1061-1064.
  • 2009 Western, D., Russell, S. and Cuthill, I. The Status of Protected Areas Compared to Non-protected Areas of Kenya. PLoS One. 4 (7): 1-6.
  • 2009 Western, D. The Future of Maasailand, its People and Wildlife. In Staying Maasai. Livelihoods, Conservation and Development in East African Rangelands. Editors K. Holmewood, P. Kristjanson and P. Trench. Springer, New York.
  • 2009 Western, D Groom, R and Worden, J. The Impact of Land Subdivision and Sedentarization of Pastoralist on Wildlife in an African Savanna Ecosystem. Biological Conservation 142: 2538-2546.
  • 2010 Western, D. People, Elephants and Habitat in a Amboseli National Park: A Century of Change Detected by Repeat Photography. In Repeat Photography: Methods and Applications in the Geological and Ecological Sciences. Ed. R.H. Webb, Boyer, D.E. and Turner, R.M. Island Press, Washington, D.C.
  • 2010 Western, D. Conservation of Art and Species. In Coping with the Past. Creative Perspectives on Conservation and Restoration. Edited Pasquale Gagliardi, Bruno Latour and Pedro Memelsdorf. Leo Olschki. Furenzi. Italy.
  • 2010 Western, D. Conservation in an Age of Climate Change. Swara: 1. 24-25.
  • 2010 Western, D. The Worst Drought: Tipping Point or Turning Point. Swara: 2.16-20.
  • 2010 Western et al. Towards a National Conservation Framework. Policy Recommendations of the Conference on Biodiversity, Land Use and Climate Change. African Center for Tenchological Studies, Nairobi.
  • 2011 Ahlering, M.A., Millspaugh, J.J., Woods, R.J., Western, D. and Eggert, L.S. 2009. Elevated levels of stress hormones detected in crop-raiding male elephants. Animal Conservation 14 (2) 124-130.
  • 2011 Dunne, T., Western, D. and Dietrich, W. The Effects of Cattle Trampling on Vegetation, Infiltration and Erosion in Rangelands in Southern Kenya. Journal of Arid Environments. 75: 58-69.
  • 2012 Sunstrom, S, Tynon, J. and Western, D. Rangeland Privatization and the Maasai experience: Social Capital and the Implications for Traditional Resource Management in Southern Kenya. Society and Natural Resources. 2(5).
  • 2012 Mose, V.N., Nguyen-HUU, T., Auger, P., Western, D., 2012. Modelling Herbivore Population Dynamics in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Ecological Complexity 10:42-51.
  • 2012 Ahlering, M. A., J. E. Maldonado, R. C. Fleischer, D. Western, and L. S. Eggert. Fine-scale Group Structure and Demography of African Savannah Elephants Recolonizing Lands Outside Protected Areas. Diversity and Distributions 18:1-10.
  • 2012 Ahlering, M.A., Eggert, L.S., Western. D., Estes, A., Munishi. L., Fleischer, R., Roberts, M., and Maldonado, J.E. Identifying Source Populations and Genetic Structure for Savannah Elephants in Human-dominated Landscapes and Protected Areas in the Kenya-Tanzania Borderlands. PLoS ONE 7 (12):1-9).
  • 2013 Mose V. N., Nguyen-Huu, T., Western, D., Auger, P., Nyandwi, C. Modelling the Dynamics of Migrations for Large Herbivore Populations in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Ecological Modelling (254) 43-49.

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