Sheep Spatial Grazing Strategies at the Arid Patagonian Monte, Argentina

@inproceedings{Bertiller2008SheepSG,
  title={Sheep Spatial Grazing Strategies at the Arid Patagonian Monte, Argentina},
  author={M{\'o}nica Beatriz Bertiller and Jorge Oscar Ares},
  year={2008}
}
We asked what vegetation traits influence sheep in selecting foraging paths on the range. We obtained 40 000 records of positions of six ewes (Ovis aries) collared with Global Positioning System receivers during several seasons in a paddock of 1 250 ha at the Patagonian Monte shrublands, Argentina. We classified the vegetation through ground-truth floristic analyses and remotely sensed imagery, and overlaid the ewes’ positions onto a digital map of vegetation units. For each vegetation unit, we… CONTINUE READING

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