Are Bison Intermediate Feeders? Unveiling Summer Diet Selection at the Northern Fringe of Historical Distribution

@article{Leonard2017AreBI,
  title={Are Bison Intermediate Feeders? Unveiling Summer Diet Selection at the Northern Fringe of Historical Distribution},
  author={Joshua L. Leonard and L. Perkins and D. Lammers and J. Jenks},
  journal={Rangeland Ecology and Management},
  year={2017},
  volume={70},
  pages={405 - 410}
}
  • Joshua L. Leonard, L. Perkins, +1 author J. Jenks
  • Published 2017
  • Biology
  • Rangeland Ecology and Management
  • ABSTRACT Bison (Bison bison) were historically distributed throughout North America with the northern edge of the distribution occurring in north-central Manitoba and surrounding provinces. Despite bison occupying the boreal zone of North America, little is known of their forage selection patterns of herbaceous plant material when occupying pastures within a densely forested aspen ecosystem. In 2015 we initiated a study to examine forage selection patterns for bison among and within summer… CONTINUE READING
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