Generic preference and in-vivo digestibility of alectorioid arboreal lichens by woodland caribou

  • Eric M. Rominger
  • Charles T. Robbins
Keywords: lichen preference, woodland caribou, digestion trials, intake rate, Alectoria sarmentosa, Bryoria

Abstract

All caribou exhibited a strong preference (92%) for lichen in the multi-species Bryoria complex (range=87-99%).Preference for Bryoria may be a function of higher protein content, lower tensile strength, or differences in concentrations of secondary plant constituents.
Published
1996-01-01
How to Cite
RomingerE. M., & RobbinsC. T. (1996). Generic preference and in-vivo digestibility of alectorioid arboreal lichens by woodland caribou. Rangifer, 16(4), 379-380. https://doi.org/10.7557/2.16.4.1280
Section
Brief communications