Use of mires and food habits of sika deer in the Oze Area, central Japan

@article{Takatsuki2003UseOM,
  title={Use of mires and food habits of sika deer in the Oze Area, central Japan},
  author={Seiki Takatsuki},
  journal={Ecological Research},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={331-338}
}
Sika deer Cervus nippon entered the Oze Area, a snowy area in central Japan, in the 1990s. The use of mires and the food habits of this species were studied in 1999 and 2000. Deer used the mires immediately after snow melted and did not use the mires in mid summer, although they did use them lightly in autumn. The summer food habits differed from those of the deer population living in Nikko in the lower area: non-Sasa graminoids and other monocotyledonous leaves occupied more (approximately 30… CONTINUE READING
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