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Researchers quantify nutritional value of soil fungi to the Serengeti food web

Serengeti ecosystem

Source: britishecologicalsociety.org

The complex Serengeti ecosystem, which spans 12,000 square miles extending from northern Tanzania into southwestern Kenya, is home to millions of animals, including 70 species of large mammals.

It is a hotspot for mammal diversity—including herbivores such as wildebeest, zebra and gazelles that graze on grasses and trees, as well as lions, crocodiles, leopards and hyenas that survive by preying on the grazing herbivores. MORE

Header Image: Artist’s depiction of the Serengeti food web with normal and a hypothetical food web without nutrient inputs. Credit: Victor Leshyk.

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