About the Author
Christina Skarpe is a Professor in Applied Ecology at the Faculty of Applied Ecology and Agricultural Sciences at Hedmark University College, Norway. Her main research interest is large herbivores and African savanna ecology. From Uppsala University, Sweden, Botswana Ministry of Agriculture and later from Norwegian Institute of Nature Research and Hedmark University College she concentrated on herbivores- and worked on diverse projects in Africa, Scandinavia, China and Central America.
Johan du Toit is Professor of Ecology and Conservation of Large Mammals in the Wildland Resources Department at Utah State University, USA. He has almost 30 years’ experience conducting ecological research in African savanna ecosystems. At the University of Zimbabwe he coordinated the Tropical Resource Ecology Programme, after which he was the Austin Roberts Professor of Mammalogy and Director of the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria. His research focus is the ecology and conservation of large mammals in terrestrial ecosystems.
Stein R. Moe is a Professor of Ecology at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway. Although his scientific works span over four continents, his main focus has been on African savanna ecology. He is currently coordinating a Master’s program in tropical ecology and natural resource management in the Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management. Following several years as a departmental board member, he is now a member of the faculty board at the University.