Botswana Water Quality and Health: This multidisciplinary project is focused on investigating the coupled human and ecological drivers influencing water quality and the health of both human and animal populations in the Chobe River Region of Botswana.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Dung in the wet system is a source of intense insect activity with dung beetles dropping from the sky as soon as the animal defecates. In this picture, a crocodile right at the waters edge eats the elephant dung in order to consume all of the dung beetles. Ecosystem interactions and connections are complex, and often surprising, as this picture illustrates.