Unlocking resources in savannas: how goats and other mixed feeders overcome the negative effects of tannins

@inproceedings{Mkhize2015UnlockingRI,
  title={Unlocking resources in savannas: how goats and other mixed feeders overcome the negative effects of tannins},
  author={Ntuthuko R Mkhize},
  year={2015}
}
Tannin concentrations fluctuate considerably in space and time within and among plant species, with consequences for forage quality of herbivores. The extent to which these fluctuations influence foraging activities of mixed feeders is not fully understood. While accounting for the effects of the time of the day and season, we tested the hypothesis that mixed feeders exposed to high levels of condensed tannins (i) spend less of their foraging time browsing, (ii) spend more time grazing, and… CONTINUE READING

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