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Title:

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

Creator:

Jenks, J. A. ; Leslie, D. M., Jr. ; Lochmiller, R. L. ; Melchiors, M. A. ; McCollum, I. I. I. F. T.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1996

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.

Subject and Keywords:

cattle ; Odocoileus virginianus ; competition ; diet composition ; diet quality ; fecal nitrogen ; sympatric populations ; Jeleń wirginijski ; bydło domowe ; populacja sympatryczna ; dieta ; pokarm

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

3

Start page:

287

End page:

306

Resource Type:

Artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.96-28

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Streszcz. ang.

Rights:

Prawa zastrzeżone - dostęp nieograniczony

Terms of use:

Zasób chroniony prawem autorskim. Korzystanie dozwolone w zakresie określonym przez przepisy o dozwolonym użytku.

Digitizing institution:

Instytut Biologii Ssaków Polskiej Akademii Nauk

Original in:

Biblioteka Instytutu Biologii Ssaków PAN

Projects co-financed by:

Program Operacyjny Innowacyjna Gospodarka, lata 2010-2014, Priorytet 2. Infrastruktura strefy B + R ; Unia Europejska. Europejski Fundusz Rozwoju Regionalnego

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