The elephant herd on the game reserve is doing well, but as it expands, we can expect to lose more trees.

Liverpool John Moores Univeristy & the University of the Witwatersrand

Agent based modelling of African elephants.

By following individual elephants, Dr Traill will try to learn exactly why some bull elephants knock over more trees, and which species they prefer to knock over. Since many areas are not very accomodating of elephants because of this behaviour, he hopes that this research will help reserves and farms learn to cope better with these majestic threatened animals….