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Factors associated with wolverine Gulo gulo predation on domestic sheep.

Published online: 18 Mar 2000

Authors: Landa, A. & Gudvangen, K. & Swenson, J. E. & Røskaft, E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Losses of domestic sheep grazing unattended on upland summer ranges in the Snøhetta plateau of south central Norway during 1979-94 were examined, in r...

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The ecology of Morecambe Bay. 5. The salt marshes of Morecambe Bay.

Published online: 08 Jan 1972

Authors: Gray, A. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

These areas have a long history of grazing by sheep and are stocked at up to 6.45 sheep/ha, average 4.75/ha (counting 1 lamb as 0.5 ewe). Lambs, 1.25/...

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Studies in sheep populations and environment in the mountains of north-west Wales. 2. Contemporary distribution of sheep populations and environment.

Published online: 01 Jan 1975

Authors: Hughes, R. E. & Dale, J. & Mountford, M. D. & Williams, I. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Average summer sheep population densities in ewe units/ha at 56 sites in Snowdonia in 1957-68 were 4.99-10.65 on herb-rich Agrostis tenuis/Festuca ovi...

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Body condition and ranging behaviour of blackface hill sheep in relation to lamb survival.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Hewson, R. & Verkaik, A. J.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Factors affecting the production and survival of lambs, including vulnerability to predation, were studied in a flock of about 850 Blackface hill shee...

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Performance of sheep on unburned and serially burned blanket bog in western Ireland.

Published online: 24 Feb 1984

Authors: Lance, A. N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A heather-dominated blanket bog was burned in small patches annually for 5 yr. Sheep were stocked at 1 ewe/ha from the 2nd yr onward and their perform...

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Who guides the shepherd? Competition or cooperation? Nature and culture production with sheep flocks.

Published online: 05 Oct 2016

Authors: Schrijver, R. A. M.

Content type: Bulletin

A study was carried out in the Netherlands to assess the financial situation of shepherds looking after flocks, mainly on heathlands. A total of 47 bu...

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The effect of hooded crows on hill sheep farming in Argyll, Scotland. Hooded crow damage to hill sheep.

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Houston, D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Crow damage to 'couped' or trapped ewes in Argyll, Scotland caused only slight economic damage. Crow predation on lambs and other causes of lamb morta...

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Assessing lamb predation by feral pigs in Australia's semi-arid rangelands.

Published online: 13 May 1998

Authors: Choquenot, D. & Lukins, B. & Curran, G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Two experiments were used to investigate the relationship between feral pig density and the rate of lamb predation and the differential susceptibility...

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Biomass of larval Scarabaeidae (Coleoptera) in relation to grazing pressures in temperate, sown pastures.

Published online: 04 Jun 1986

Authors: Roberts, R. J. & Morton, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Four years' data on the biomass of scarabaeid larvae in eighteen 1.2-ha pastures in New South Wales were obtained by a plough technique. The pastures ...

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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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