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Title: Competition in sympatric white-tailed deer and cattle populations in southern pine forests of Oklahoma and Arkansas, USA

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

Inferences on competitive interactions between while-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus (Zimmermann, 1780) and cattle were made using information on diet composition and quality. We hypothesized that dietary overlap between deer and cattle would increase with cattle density and that quality of deer diets would be higher in areas not exposed to cattle than in areas that were stocked with moderate to high cattle densites. Three treatments were delineated in McCurtain County, Oklahoma (heavy cattle stocking), and Howard (moderate to light cattle stocking) and Pike (no cattle stocking) counties, Arkansas. Treatments were similar with respect to soils and vegetation but differed with respect to cattle stocking rate (ie number of cattle/ha). Deer and cattle diets and concentrations of fecal nitrogen (FN) (an index to dietary quality) were determined from feces that were obtained from 12 radomly selected collection areas (4/treatment) from October 1986 to October 1988.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

3

Start page:

287

End page:

306

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:12638 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:12638 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.96-28

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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