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#1 Bill Bates

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 04:54 PM

Hello, I am a University of British Columbia Zoology Prof doing research in Bioacoustics, mostly Lions and many species of birds, plus many animals in British Columbia Canada. I travel to Africa twice a year every year for the past 18 years. Are there any other folks on this site interested in animal communication and doing research?


Plus you might be interested in our new book, "The Biology of African Savannahs" Shorrocks and Bates published by Oxford U Press. It is the first book dealing with all aspects of African savannah biology that uses the integrative multi-disciplinary approach to tell the story, not only ecology, but behaviour, molecular biology, reproductive biology..............using the latest scientific methods such as using satellites to study seasonal reproduction, mass spec to study dietary histories in elephant hairs, microsatellite DNA to track the source of poached ivory.......plus a detailed chapter on conservation. Some of you might like this read!!!  Cheers, Bill Bates  BC Canada.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 06:33 PM

Hi @Bill Bates and welcome to Safaritalk. Your work sounds very interesting even to those of us who are not researchers ourselves. I was fascinated by Caitlin O'Connell's work on elephant communication. I may take a dip into your book.
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Posted 10 December 2016 - 06:45 PM

@Bill Bates Sounds like an interesting book! I'm in the final stages of my Ph.D. on risk effects between African carnivores, and between carnivores and prey on different spatial and temporal scales.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 08:56 PM

Hello @Bill Bates.  What an intriguing and important area you work in and thank you for the book recommendation.

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 10:57 PM

@Bill Bates Welcome to Safaritalk. Please do feel free to talk further about your book and promote it, link to where it can be purchased etc., in the Your Published Books subforum.


I also read your comment re Offbeat Meru, that topic is closed to further posting and a note was put up by Offbeat themselves about the closure. Time to remove the banner, indeed.



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 02:57 AM



what sort of readership is the  book  aimed at ?


would someone neede a science degree to understand it ?

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