Alpine Mountain Hare Lepus timidus varronis Defecation Rate: A First Step Toward Faecal Pellet Count Monitoring

@inproceedings{Tizzani2014AlpineMH,
  title={Alpine Mountain Hare Lepus timidus varronis Defecation Rate: A First Step Toward Faecal Pellet Count Monitoring},
  author={Paolo Tizzani and Miriam Bessone and Simone Lioy and Pier Giuseppe Meneguz and Via Leonardo da Vinci},
  year={2014}
}
Lepus timidus varronis, is the alpine sub-species of Lepus timidus and an endemic glacial relict of the Alps. Despite the great conservational and biological relevance of the species, the number of studies concerning it's biology and ecology are limited. An essential parameter for species management is to correctly estimate population density. To date there are no standardized nor validated survey techniques for surveying L. t. varronis. The faecal pellet count is considered a suitable census… CONTINUE READING

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