SUNNY AND SHADED GROWTH SITES - INFLUENCE ON MOOSE FORAGE QUALITY
Feeding behaviour of moose (Alces alces) was observed in southeast Norway. Neither quantity of important forage species nor soil quality explains moose choice of feeding sites within forest types. Rather variation in forage quality caused by site variation in solar radiation is proposed as a possible explanation for moose choice of feeding sites. Comparing forage quality, moose growth rate and moose feeding behavior during one cloudy and one sunny summer partly supported this hypothesis.
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