African Ecology

Benchmarks and Historical Perspectives

  • Clive Alfred Spinage

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Clive A. Spinage
    Pages 1-53
  3. The Abiotic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 251-292
    3. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 293-338
  4. The Floral Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
  5. Abundance of Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 571-614
    3. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 615-673
    4. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 715-783
    5. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 785-817
  6. Animal Parasites and Diseases

  7. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1365-1365
    2. Clive A. Spinage
      Pages 1367-1401
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 1403-1562

About this book


In view of the rapidly changing ecology of Africa ,this work provides benchmarks for some of the major, and more neglected, aspects, with an accent on historical data to enable habitats to be seen in relation to their previous state, forming a background reference work to understanding how the ecology of Africa has been shaped by its past. Reviewing historical data wherever possible it adopts an holistic view treating man as well as animals, with accent on diseases both human and animal which have been a potent force in shaping Africa’s ecology, a role neglected in ecological studies.


African Climate African Conservation African Ecology African History

Authors and affiliations

  • Clive Alfred Spinage
    • 1
  1. 1.FaringdonUnited Kingdom

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