The geographic focus for this proposal, three conservation areas in Kajiado and Narok Districts of Kenya, provide a unique opportunity to study how a grazing animal responds to different levels of fragmentation and vegetation productivity.
Within 250 km (155 miles) of each other, the areas are similar in their ecology and contain migratory wildebeest, but have different levels of fragmentation. Our study areas span a range of productivity, which in these semi-arid areas is closely tied to precipitation. Precipitation ranges from about 400 mm per year (15.7 inches) in southeastern Kajiado to more than 1200 mm (47 inches) in parts of Narok.
The region has two wet seasons (short and long), and precipitation is vary variable from year to year.
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