Selective feeding by a megaherbivore, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana)

@inproceedings{OwenSmith2012SelectiveFB,
  title={Selective feeding by a megaherbivore, the African elephant (Loxodonta africana)},
  author={N. Owen-Smith and Jonas Chafota},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract The metabolic rate–body size relationship suggests that the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) should be least selective among mammalian herbivores in its diet. However, selection among plant species needs to be distinguished from selection for plant parts or other features. We investigated seasonal variation in the selective utilization and dietary contribution of woody plant species, parts, and height classes to vegetation consumed by elephants in the Kalahari sandveld region of… Expand
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