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Road may disrupt migration, ruin Serengeti, study finds
Date:1/31/2011

The effect would be a one-third reduction in herd size.

"The wildebeest migration plays an important role in a number of key ecological processes, so this finding has important ramifications for ecosystem biodiversity, structure and function," Fryxell said.

Fryxell has studied migration for more than 30 years. Last fall, his research was featured in National Geographic's epic Great Migrations. The seven-part series took three years to produce and was filmed in 20 countries on all seven continents. Fryxell appeared in a segment on the science of migration that included his extensive footage shot in the Serengeti.


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Contact: Professor John Fryxell
jfryxell@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 x53630
University of Guelph
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