The relationships between soil factors, grass nutrients and the foraging behaviour of wildebeest and zebra

@article{BenShahar1992TheRB,
  title={The relationships between soil factors, grass nutrients and the foraging behaviour of wildebeest and zebra},
  author={Raphael Ben-Shahar and Malcolm James Coe},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1992},
  volume={90},
  pages={422-428}
}
We examined the relationships between soil factors, nutrients in grasses and foraging behaviour of wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and zebra (Equus burchelli) in a semi-arid nature reserve in South Africa. We tested the hypotheses that: (1) Soil nutrient levels determine the abundance and distribution of grass species; (2) nutrient levels within grass species are correlated with soil nutrient levels; (3) the spatial distribution and diet composition of ungulates is influenced by the nutrient… CONTINUE READING
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