The African lion: A long history of interdisciplinary research

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Over the past 50 years, lion research has covered a wide range of interdisciplinary topics involving extensive collaborations with scientists from over a dozen different fields. These collaborations have not only led to greater scientific understanding of disease dynamics, impacts of sport hunting on lion populations, and the interactions of lions and their prey, but also resulted in a large-scale disease-control program in rural Tanzania, new hunting policies in several African countries, widespread adoption of camera-traps as a conservation-management tool, new statistical and economic approaches to broadscale conservation approaches, and innovative local-level conservation interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number259
JournalFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Issue numberJUL
StatePublished - 2019

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  • Collaborative research
  • Conservation
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Lions (Panthera leo)
  • Long-term studies


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