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Analysis of plant epidermis in faeces: a technique for studying the food preferences of grazing herbivores.

Published online: 13 Jan 1968

Authors: Stewart, D. R. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

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The importance of flavour in determining the feeding preferences of bullfinches (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) for the buds of two pear cultivars.

Published online: 19 Mar 1986

Authors: Greig-Smith, P. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Wild bullfinches feeding on the buds of orchard pear trees are known to prefer the cultivar 'Conference' to 'Doyenne du Comice', which differs in many...

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Selection of heather by captive red grouse in relation to the age of the plant.

Published online: 01 Jan 1973

Authors: Moss, R. & Miller, G. R. & Allen, S. E.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

A method for measuring food preference of captive red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus) is described. Selection from heather (Calluna vulgaris) of dif...

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Locusts and grasshoppers as pests of crops and pasture-a preliminary economic approach.

Published online: 03 Jul 1967

Authors: Bullen, F. T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The following is based largely on the author's summary. The amount of damage caused by locusts and grasshoppers is a function of a number of complex v...

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Islands and introduced herbivores: conservation action as ecosystem experimentation.

Published online: 12 Aug 2002

Authors: Donlan, C. J. & Tershy, B. R. & Croll, D. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Overgrazing by exotic herbivores has a widespread impact on plant communities. We used the removal of exotic European rabbits, goats and donkeys from ...

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Slug preferences for winter wheat cultivars and common agricultural weeds.

Published online: 13 Nov 1996

Authors: Cook, R. T. & Bailey, S. E. R. & McCrohan, C. R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Slugs are a serious pest of many crops, including winter wheat, but current methods of control are unreliable. As part of a research study into the po...

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Influence of agricultural management, sward structure and food resources on grassland field use by birds in lowland England.

Published online: 02 Nov 2005

Authors: Atkinson, P. W. & Fuller, R. J. & Vickery, J. A. & Conway, G. J. & Tallowin, J. R. B. & Smith, R. E. N. & Haysom, K. A. & Ings, T. C. & Asteraki, E. J. & Brown, V. K.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Agricultural management of grassland in lowland Britain has changed fundamentally in the last 50 years, resulting in spatial and structural uniformity...

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Differences in the quality of food eaten by red deer (Cervus elaphus) stags and hinds in winter.

Published online: 01 Jan 1982

Authors: Staines, B. W. & Crisp, J. M. & Parish, T.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Differences in the quality of food eaten by male and female red deer in winter were studied at Glenfeshie, in the central highlands of Scotland. Hinds...

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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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Food preferences of rabbits Oryctolagus cuniculus L. at Holkham sand dunes, Norfolk.

Published online: 01 Jan 1977

Authors: Bhadresa, R.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The proportion of leaf epidermis of 20 plant species in rabbit faecal pellets collected from Holkham sand dunes was compared with the proportions of t...

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