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Plant trait-digestibility relationships across management and climate gradients in permanent grasslands.

Published online: 08 Oct 2014

Authors: Gardarin, A. & Garnier, É. & Carrère, P. & Cruz, P. & Andueza, D. & Bonis, A. & Colace, M. P. & Dumont, B. & Duru, M. & Farruggia, A. & Gaucherand, S. & Grigulis, K. & Kernéïs, É. & Lavorel, S. & Louault, F. & Loucougaray, G. & Mesléard, F. & Yavercovski, N. & Kazakou, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Dry matter digestibility is a critical component of herbage nutritive value, a major service delivered by grasslands. The aim of this study was to tes...

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Vegetation community selection by ungulates on the Isle of Rhum. I. Food supply.

Published online: 31 Mar 1990

Authors: Gordon, I. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The seasonal patterns of aerial biomass and biochemical composition of live graminoids, forbs, rushes, dwarf shrubs and dead plant material were exami...

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Organic matter intake, diet digestibility and feeding behaviour of goats, red deer and South American camelids feeding on three contrasting Scottish vegetation communities.

Published online: 23 Jul 1997

Authors: Fraser, M. D. & Gordon, I. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

With changes in the agricultural policy for rural areas in the UK, there is increased pressure to develop management protocols for indigenous and sown...

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A model of the grazing of hill vegetation by sheep in the UK. II. The prediction of offtake by sheep.

Published online: 26 Jun 1997

Authors: Armstrong, H. M. & Gordon, I. J. & Hutchings, N. J. & Illius, A. W. & Milne, J. A. & Sibbald, A. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A model is described which predicts seasonal changes in the quantity and digestibility of offtake by ewes and lambs grazing seven dwarf shrub-dominate...

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Seasonal effects on the nutritional ecology of blackbuck Antilope cervicapra.

Published online: 22 Apr 1998

Authors: Jhala, Y. V.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Seasonal food habits of the endangered blackbuck antelope Antilope cervicapra were studied by observing wild and captive blackbuck feeding in differen...

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Comparative studies of the ingestive behaviour and herbage intake of sheep and cattle grazing indigenous hill plant communities.

Published online: 31 Aug 1991

Authors: Hodgson, J. & Forbes, T. D. A. & Armstrong, R. H. & Beattie, M. M. & Hunter, E. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In field studies in Scotland, groups of non-lactating ewes and cows grazed together on 3 native grassland communities (Agrostis-Festuca, Nardus-Festuc...

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World resources of Spartina townsendii (sensu lato) and economic use of Spartina marshland.

Published online: 13 Jan 1967

Authors: Ranwell, D. S.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Data are given on areas of S. townsendii salt marsh, yields, palatability, digestibility and methods of utilization.-R.B....

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The selection of winter food by whitefronted geese.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Owen, M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

An analysis of the contents of 109 European whitefronted goose (Anser albifrons) fore-guts, and of goose droppings, is described. The diet of the gees...

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The trophic ecology of Bison bison L. on shortgrass plains.

Published online: 01 Jan 1975

Authors: Peden, D. G. & Dyne, G. M. Van & Rice, R. W. & Hansen, R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Study was in north-eastern Colorado with blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis) as the dominant species. Bison, cattle and sheep with an oesophageal fi...

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Seasonal and spatial variation in the mineral content of some upland vegetation types in Scotland.

Published online: 01 Jan 1975

Authors: Powell, C. F. & Malcolm, D. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Data are given on N, P, K, Ca and Mg content for pioneer, mature and degenerating Calluna vulgaris, young and old Vaccinium myrtillus, Nardus stricta,...

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