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Truman P. Young - Professor and Restoration Ecologist


Research Bibliography for Mpala and Segera (and other parts of Laikipia)


Peer-Reviewed Journals | Books | Abstracts and conference proceedings | Notes and reports, general distribution | Reports, limited distribution | Dissertations | Popular Articles | Other Laikipia ecology/behavior research | Laikipia Research Programme publications



Muruthi, Philip M. 1997. Socioecological correlates of parental care and demography in savanna baboons. PhD. Diss. Princeton University, 184 pp.

Keesing, Felicia L. 1997.   Ecological interactions between small mammals, large mammals, and vegetation in a tropical savanna of central Kenya.   Ph.D. Diss., University of California at Berkeley.

*Wambuguh, Oscar   1998. Local communities and wildlife: A spatial analysis of human-wildlife interactions in Laikipia District, Kenya., PhD. Diss. University of California, Berkeley. 355 pp. Advisor: Barrett, Reginald H.

+Pruetz, Jill D. 1999. Socioecology of adult female vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Kenya: food availability, feeding competition, and dominance relationships. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

+Carlson, Anne A. 2000. Social relationships and mating partners of patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Laikipia, Kenya.   PhD. Diss. University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000, 127 pp. Advisor: Snowdon, Charles T.

Ezzati, Majid. 2000. Energy technology, indoor air pollution, and respiratory infections in developing countries.   A field study from Kenya.   Ph.D. Diss., Princeton University.

Mugo, John Kagori. 2000.   Biological nitrogen fixation in Acacia drepanolobium. MSc Diss., Department of Botany, University of Nairobi.

*Ojwang', Gordon. 2000. On sampling variability of wildlife cropping-quota allocated on the basis of airborne sample surveys.   M.Sc. Diss. ITC, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Masarelli, Darcy 2001.   Effects of large mammal herbivores on the bird community of an East African savanna.   Masters Diss., SUNY Albany.

Ogada, Mordecai O. 2001.   Effects of livestock husbandry practices on livestock depredation by large carnivores in Laikipia District, Kenya.   M.Sc. Dissertation, Kenyatta University.

Palmer, Todd M. 2001. Factors influencing species coexistence in a guild of African acacia ants.   Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

+Enstam, Karin L. 2002.   Behavioral ecology of perceived risk of predation in sympatric patas (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) monkeys in Laikipia, Kenya. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Augustine, David J. 2002.   Large herbivores and process dynamics in a managed savanna ecosystem.   Ph.D. dissertation, Syracuse University.

Ezenwa, Vanessa O. 2002.   Behavioral and nutritional ecology of gastrointestinal parasitism in African bovids., PhD. Princeton University, 161 pp.

Takata, Steve. 2002.   Behavior and natural history of the blacktipped mongoose, Herpestes sanguineus, in Central Kenya.   Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 251 pp.

Gadd, Michelle E. 2003. Ecology and conservation of elephants in African rangelands . Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Odadi, Wilfred. 2003.   Cattle foraging behaviour: the influence of large mammalian herbivory in an acacia savanna, Laikipia, Kenya.   MSc Diss., Moi University.

King, Elizabeth Gallant. 2004. Aloe secundiflora shrubs as facilitators in degraded Kenyan rangelands, and their potential use in restoration. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Otieno, Silvanos. 2005.   Standing biomass, productivity, and utilization in a savanna grassland.   M.Sc. Dissertation. University of Nairobi.

Warui, Charles M. 2005.   Impacts of wildlife and cattle grazing on spider (Aranae) biodiversity in a highland savanna ecosystem, in Laikipia, Kenya.  Ph.D. Dissertation. Rhodes University.

Huntzinger, P.M. 2005. How do distantly related herbivores that share food resources interact?  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Goheen, J.R. 2006. From local processes to emergent patterns in ecological communities: Insights from two continents. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Mexico.

Ngatia, Lucy. 2006.  Effects of large herbivore exclusion on soil characteristics in Laikipia, Kenya. M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Nairobi.

Sensenig, R.L. 2007. Spatial ecology of fire in an East African savanna: effects of burn size and patchiness on the foraging ecology of herbivores of varying body size. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Franz, T.E. 2007. Ecohydrology of the Upper Ewaso River Basin, Kenya. Master’s Thesis. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Princeton University, pp. 143.

Sundaresan, S.R. 2007. Individual behavior and association patterns in fission-fusion equids. Ph.D. Dissertation, Princeton University.

Fischhoff, I. 2007. Movement decision-making in plains zebra (Equus burchelli). Ph.D. Dissertation, Princeton University.

Veblen, K.E. 2008. Livestock and wildlife effects on the successional development of a savanna landscape mosaic in East Africa Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Riginos, C. 2008. Tree-grass interactions in an East African savanna: the role of wild and domestic herbivores. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Okello, Bell D.N. 2008. Effects of herbivores, fire and harvesting on the population dynamics of Acacia drepanolobium Sjoestedt in Laikipia, Kenya.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Natal (South Africa).

+Shur, Marc David. 2008.  Hormones associated with friendship between adult male and lactating female olive baboons, Papio hamadryas anubis. Ph.D., Dissertation, Rutgers University.

Blair, Alec. 2008. Human-wildlife conflict in Laikipia North, Kenya: Comparing official reports with the experiences of Maasai pastoralists. M.Sc. Dissertation, McGill University (Canada).

Pringle, R.M. 2009. Indirect effects and spatial pattern in an African savanna. Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University.

Kimathi, I. 2009. Effects of fire treatments on the aboveground herbaceous layer primary production in the savanna ecosystem, Laikipia District, Kenya. M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Nairobi.

Gregory, Nathan Cruse. 2009. Maintaining biodiversity in a working landscape: Anthropogenic fire and livestock management shape the bird community in an East African savanna. Ph.D., Dissertation, Princeton University.

Odadi, Wilfred O. 2010. Competitive and facilitative interactions between cattle and wild ungulates in a semi-arid savanna rangeland in Laikipia, Kenya. Ph.D. Dissertation, Egerton University (Kenya).

Kirigia, Anthony. 2010. Livestock manure flow from rangelands to cultivated lands in central Kenya: a case study of Mukogodo Division, Laikipia District. M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Nairobi.

DePuy, Walter. 2011. Topographies of Power and International Conservation in Laikipia, Kenya. M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Michigan.

Porensky, Lauren McGeoch. 2012. Interacting edges in an African savanna.  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California at Davis.

Ngatia, Lucy. 2012. Grass productivity and carbon storage in relation to rainfall, soil nutrients, and herbivory in an East African savanna. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida.

Benka, Valerie A.W. 2012. Human-wildlife conflict, interspecies disease, and justice in a wildlife-rich region of Kenya, M.Sc. Dissertation, University of Michigan.

O'Connor, David A.F. 2013. Foraging ecologies of giraffe and camels in northern Kenya: effects of habitat structure and possibilities for competition? M.Sc. dissertation, University of Michigan.

Kimuyu, Duncan. Anticipated 2015. Wildlife use of the anthropogenic savanna landscape in the context of experimental manipulations of livestock and fire. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Nairobi.