Forage digestibility and intake by lesser snow geese: effects of dominance and resource heterogeneity

@article{Hupp2004ForageDA,
  title={Forage digestibility and intake by lesser snow geese: effects of dominance and resource heterogeneity},
  author={Jerry W. Hupp and Robert W. G. White and James S. Sedinger and Donna G. Robertson},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={108},
  pages={232-240}
}
AbstractWe measured forage intake, digestibility, and retention time for 11 free-ranging, human-imprinted lesser snow geese (Chen caerulescens caerulescens) as they consumed underground stembases of tall cotton-grass (Eriophorum angustifolium) on an arctic staging area in northeastern Alaska. Geese fed in small patches ( $$\bar x$$ =21.5 m2) of forage that made up ≤3% of the study area and consisted of high-quality “aquatic graminoid” and intermediate-quality “wet sedge” vegetation types… Expand
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