Effects of White‐Tailed Deer on Populations of an Understory Forb in Fragmented Deciduous Forests

@article{Augustine1998EffectsOW,
  title={Effects of White‐Tailed Deer on Populations of an Understory Forb in Fragmented Deciduous Forests},
  author={David J. Augustine and Lee E. Frelich},
  journal={Conservation Biology},
  year={1998},
  volume={12}
}
The effects of grazing by white‐tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on populations of Trillium spp. were examined in remnant, old‐growth patches of the highly fragmented Big Woods forest ecosystem in southeastern Minnesota. We conducted three separate studies involving an exclosure experiment, transplant experiments, and comparisons of Trillium populations among study sites. The highest grazing intensity was observed where deer occurred at high overwinter concentrations (~25–35/km2… 

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