The information on this page was compiled specifically for this site. Kyoto University has its own web site for Mahale Mountains. It is one of the only field sites with a web page, and is included here for your reference.
The following chronology is summarised from Nishida, T. (1990). Kyoto University has also compiled its own chronology at: Chronology of Research at Mahale to 1995.
Primary source for the following Site Data is McGrew et. al. (1996), Great Ape Societies (Cambridge University Press), Appendix.
|Name:||Mahale Mountains Wildlife Research Centre|
|Location:||Tanzania, Kigoma Region, 6° 07' S 29° 44' E|
18.3°C and 29°C - Kansyana|
20.7°C and 30.2°C - Myako
19.5°C and 29.7°C - Bilenge
1835.5mm (1973-88) Kansyana Camp
1774.0mm (1976-84) Myako Camp
1419.0mm (1978-82) Bilenge
Vegetation 2 (36K):
Tropical semi-evergreen forest, miombo woodland. |
(1) Based on Nishida & Uehara, 1981 & 1983.
(2) Based on Wrangham, nd.
Disturbance ratings -- 1, 2, 1, 2, 1
|P. t. schweinfurthii|
0.35 - 0.45 individuals per km2 for whole park|
5.4 - 5.8 per km2 for K & M groups
(See link for other figures)
|Fauna (14K):||Click here for fauna list, mostly mammals, other contributions welcome!|
|Social relationships, hunting, feeding ecology, tool-using, zoopharmacognosy, vocal communication|
|Toshisada Nishida, Dept of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan 606|
|Habitat photos||A selection of photos illustrating habitat and location.|
|Aerial photos||Vertical and oblique aerial photos.|
|Bibliography 1:||Link to Mahale Home Page's list of English publications to 1995 (by Kyoto University)|
|Bibliography 2:||Compiled for this site|