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The effect of forage structure and availability on food intake, biting rate, bite size and daily eating time of reindeer.

Published online: 01 Jan 1981

Authors: Trudell, J. & White, R. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Factors influencing the food intake of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus) on tundra were studied using tame animals. Food intake was estimated from...

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Herbage intake in relation to availability and sward structure: grazing processes and optimal foraging.

Published online: 11 Apr 1989

Authors: Ungar, E. D. & Noy-Meir, I.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The relationship between grazing intake, herbage availability and sward structure was investigated using grazing process models. The general model exp...

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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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The ecology of the Wash. 3. Density-related behaviour and the possible effects of a loss of feeding grounds on wading birds (Charadrii).

Published online: 01 Jan 1978

Authors: Goss-Custard, J. D.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

3. Responses of knots (Calidris canutus) and oystercatchers (Haematopus ostralegus) to their own density and to that of their prey, and the impact of ...

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Influence of grain characteristics on optimal diet of field-feeding mallards Anas platyrhynchos.

Published online: 21 Aug 1987

Authors: Clark, R. G. & Greenwood, H. & Sugden, L. G.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The relationship between cereal preference and rate of energy intake was studied for the mallard and 4 types of cereal grain. In a field experiment at...

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Diet, feeding behaviour and food intake of the upland goose (Chloephaga picta) and ruddy-headed goose (C. rubidiceps) in the Falkland Islands.

Published online: 01 Jan 1983

Authors: Summers, R. W. & Grieve, A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The diet of upland and ruddy-headed geese was composed mainly of Poa annua and P. pratensis. Leaf lengths of P. annua/pratensis eaten on 'greens' did ...

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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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Food selection by skylarks and grazing damage to sugar beet seedlings.

Published online: 01 Jan 1981

Authors: Green, R. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Observations were made on sugar beet fields in Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk, UK, in April-May 1977 and 1978 from emergence of seedlings until they ...

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Mechanisms linking plant species richness to foraging of a large herbivore.

Published online: 04 Aug 2010

Authors: Wang Ling & Wang Deli & He ZhengBiao & Liu GuoFang & Hodgkinson, K. C.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

There is general concern that local loss of plant diversity will adversely impact net primary productivity and other ecosystem properties. However, me...

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The size and composition of sheld-geese populations and their food consumption on different vegetation types in the Falkland Islands.

Published online: 19 Mar 1986

Authors: Summers, R. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Densities of upland geese and ruddy-headed geese were determined for a variety of 'natural' pastures in the Falkland Islands. Herbage consumption by g...

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