Nutritional implications of increased shrub cover for caribou ( Rangifer tarandus ) in the Arctic

@inproceedings{Thompson2014NutritionalIO,
  title={Nutritional implications of increased shrub cover for caribou ( Rangifer tarandus ) in the Arctic},
  author={David P. Thompson and Perry S Barboza},
  year={2014}
}
Shrubs are increasing in the annual range of arctic caribou (Rangifer tarandus (L., 1758)), but it is unknown how much summer browse caribou could consume.Wemeasured instantaneous intakes of resin birch (Betula glandulosaMichx.) and feltleaf willow (Salix alaxensis (Andersson) Coville) by caribou during summer. Daily intake of a formulated diet without toxins was measured during the same period tomonitor appetite. Caribou appetite increased from 64.1 to 86.7 g DM·kg–0.75·day−1 as animals gained… CONTINUE READING
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