Forage quantity, quality and depletion as scale-dependent mechanisms driving habitat selection of a large browsing herbivore
Article first published online: 27 APR 2010
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Journal of Animal Ecology
Volume 79, Issue 4, pages 910–922, July 2010
How to Cite
Van Beest, F. M., Mysterud, A., Loe, L. E. and Milner, J. M. (2010), Forage quantity, quality and depletion as scale-dependent mechanisms driving habitat selection of a large browsing herbivore. Journal of Animal Ecology, 79: 910–922. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2010.01701.x
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 27 APR 2010
- Received 2 September 2009; accepted 31 March 2010Handling Editor: Fanie Pelletier
Table S1. Results of the literature review to estimate and rank forage quality of the six target species.
Table S2. Pearson correlation coefficient between available forage biomass of the target species (dry mass (g) per 50 m2) and field layer vegetation (% cover/50 m2).
Table S3. Mean (SD) strip length (cm) and bite diameter (mm) by moose for six target species as observed in the study area.
Table S4. Summary of the mixed-effects logistic regression model predicting moose activity during summer and winter as a function of species-specific forage availability in Southern Norway.
Table S5. Results of model selection for summer and winter RSF models for moose at the home range-scale and landscape-scale.
Table S6. Summary of the landscape-scale mixed-effects RSF models for summer and winter, predicting moose habitat selection as a function of species-specific forage availability in Southern Norway.
Table S7. Summary of the within-home range-scale mixed-effects RSF models for summer and winter, predicting moose habitat selection as a function of species-specific forage availability in Southern Norway.
Figure S1. Activity estimates (probability of being active ± 95% highest posterior density intervals) of moose as a function of available browse biomass for each target species at the (a) summer and (b) winter home range-scale.
Figure S2. Selection estimates (log odds ratio of use ± 95% highest posterior density intervals) for available browse biomass for each target species at the (a) within-summer and (b) within-winter home range-scale where the log odds ratios are calculated relative to the average available browse biomass for a target species (reference circle).
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