Resource partitioning by mammalian herbivores in the high Arctic

@article{Klein1994ResourcePB,
  title={Resource partitioning by mammalian herbivores in the high Arctic},
  author={David R. Klein and Curt Bay},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1994},
  volume={97},
  pages={439-450}
}
Willow (Salix arctica) and sedges (Carex stans and Eriophorum triste) were the dominant plants available as forage for herbivores in the high Arctic of Greenland. Willow leaves were of high quality as forage in early stages, of phenology, but crude protein and digestibility declined markedly by late stages whereas sedges, remained high in forage quality throughout the growing season. Densities of fecal pellets indicated that muskoxen (Ovibos moschatus) made heaviest use of sedge-dominated… CONTINUE READING
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