Trade-offs between predation risk and forage differ between migrant strategies in a migratory ungulate.

@article{Hebblewhite2009TradeoffsBP,
  title={Trade-offs between predation risk and forage differ between migrant strategies in a migratory ungulate.},
  author={Mark Hebblewhite and Evelyn Merrill},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 12},
  pages={3445-54}
}
Trade-offs between predation risk and forage fundamentally drive resource selection by animals. Among migratory ungulates, trade-offs can occur at large spatial scales through migration, which allows an "escape" from predation, but trade-offs can also occur at finer spatial scales. Previous authors suggest that ungulates will avoid predation risk at the largest scale, although few studies have examined multi-scale trade-offs to test for the relative benefits of risk avoidance across scales… CONTINUE READING
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