Object structure

Title:

Characteristics of habitats used by a female moose in the managed forest area

Creator:

Heikkilä, R. ; Nygrén, K. ; Härkönen, S. ; Mykkänen, A.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1996

Description:

The use of habitats by one female moose Alces alces (Linnaeus, 1758) in a managed forest area was studied in 1993-1994. The home range area for the whole year 1993 was 4154 ha (the 90% minimum convex polygon). The area used during January-April in the first winter was 1888 ha (71% of the summer range in May-August). The core area (50% adaptive kernel) was 408 ha (9.8% of home range) in 1993. Forested peatlands were relatively intensively used by the moose. The old and middle-aged forests were used heavily up until the autumn. In the second winter with thicker snow cover the home range was smaller and the use of available habitats more uniform. The characteristics of stands used in the core area did not differ significantly from the average for the whole area.

Subject and Keywords:

Alces alces ; female ; habitat selection ; home range ; landscape ecology ; łoś

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

41

Issue:

3

Start page:

321

End page:

326

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

PDF

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.96-30

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