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The forage maturation hypothesis (FMH) proposes that ungulate migration is driven by selection for high forage quality. Because quality declines with plant maturation, but intake declines at low biomass, ungulates are predicted to select for intermediate forage biomass to maximize energy intake...
Land management practices are known to influence runoff through alteration of the antecedent soil water For accurate estimation of runoff, direct measurement of antecedent soil water would be necessary. This study investigated antecedent soil water and the potential for summer storm runoff under...
Evaluating trade-offs: the effects of foraging, biting flies, and footing on wood bison (Bison bison athabascae) habitat useDownload
Understanding the distribution of forage is important in predicting the distribution, habitat use (behaviour), movements, and fitness-related traits of large, grazing ungulates. Although this bottom-up perspective provides a foundation for understanding habitat supply and thus nutrition, foraging...
Forage production potential in a Ponderosa pine stand: effects of tree spacing on understory plants after 45 yearsDownload
We examined the development of understorey forage plant communities in relation to tree density in an experimental ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) stand. We used a 45-year-old ponderosa pine spacing trial near Westwold, British Columbia, Canada, with five spacing treatments (1.22, 2.44, 3.66,...
Forage and habitat selection of tame moose (Alces alces) in a 65 ha enclosure were studied for an annual cycle. Although the staple winter foods were woody twigs, moose consumed large amounts of leaf litter and bark under some environmental conditions. Foliage dominated the diet following leaf...
Herbage yield and crude protein concentration of rangeland and pasture following liquid hog manure application in southeastern AlbertaDownload
Intensive hog production is expanding into semi-arid regions of Alberta, where perennial forage lands are increasingly targeted for manure applicati on despite limited guidelines for its efficient use. Herbage yield and crude protein were assessed over two consecutive years within two native...
Abstract: Woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) populations in Jasper (JNP) and Banff National Parks (BNP) have declined since the 1970s, coincident with reduced fire activity in both parks, relative to historic levels. Some researchers have suggested that long periods without fire may...