Winter foraging dynamics of woodland caribou in an artificial landscape

  • Eric M. Rominger Nordic Council for Reindeer Husbandry Research (NOR)<br>c/o University of Tromsø
  • Charles T. Robbins
Keywords: barren-ground caribou, winter forage, forage selection, arboreal lichen, bite size, bite rate, intake rate

Abstract

The data suggest that arboreal lichen biomass and/or bite size are primary factors influencing intake rate. Caribou did not increase bite rate to compensate for smaller bite sizes or decreased biomass. Forest management should enhance lichen production to maximize intake rates for woodland caribou.
Published
1996-01-01
How to Cite
RomingerE. M., & RobbinsC. T. (1996). Winter foraging dynamics of woodland caribou in an artificial landscape. Rangifer, 16(4), 235-236. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.16.4.1247
Section
Brief communications