FORAGING BEHAVIOR BY MOOSE IN FOREST STANDS SUBJECTED TO SEVERE BROWSING
I analyzed winter foraging behavior by moose in Swedish forest plantations severely damaged by browsing. Little selectivity in food plant selection was found; plant species tended to be used in proportion to availability. The results are discussed with reference to optimal foraging theory. I suggest that the apparent lack of preferential feeding patterns in this material might be related to depletion of highly preferred species due to accumulated effects of heavy browsing.
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