Dataset and R codes for PLoS ONE paper - PhD thesis

This dataset contains two excel files and four R scripts necessary to perform the analyses involved in the paper entitled "The importance of vegetation density for tourists’ wildlife viewing experience and satisfaction in African savannah ecosystems". The first excel file contains 7 variables related to vegetation structure, 3 variables related to vegetation heights and is used to perform a Principal Component Analysis. The second dataset contains the vegetation components extracted from the PCA and mammal perceived densities, as well as answers from wildlife tourists concerning their attitudes towards vegetation, the easiness to spot mammal species and their overall satisfaction. Data were collected in Etosha National Park (Namibia), Chobe National Park (Botswana), Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (South Africa).

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Field Value
Geographic coverage
Geographic description four Protected Areas (Etosha, Chobe, Kruger, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi)
Bounding coordinates
North: -17.6356
West: 12.5297
East: 32.3244
South: -28.5903
Temporal coverage
Time period
Begin: June 1, 2012
End: October 15, 2014
Other info
Last Updated December 17, 2020, 15:46 (UTC)
Created December 17, 2020, 15:46 (UTC)

Responsible parties

Name Ugo Arbieu
Organization affiliations
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre


Name Ugo Arbieu
Organization affiliations
Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre

Associated party
Name Ugo Arbieu

Associated party
Name Katrin Böhning-Gaese

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