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Title: Assessing foraging strategies of herbivores in Mediterranean oak woodlands: a review of key issues and selected methodologies.
Authors: Ferraz de Oliveira, M.I.
Lamy, E.
Bugalho, M.N.
Vaz, M
Pinheiro, C
Abreu, M.C.
Capela e Silva, F.
Sales-Baptista, E.
Keywords: Montado/Dehesa
Agro-silvopastoral systems
Grazing ecology
Foraging behavior
N-alkanes
Salivary proteins
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Ferraz de Oliveira MI, Lamy E, Vaz M, Bugalho M, Pinheiro C, Cancela D’Abreu M, Capela e Silva F, Sales-Baptista E. Assessing foraging strategies of herbivores in Mediterranean oak woodlands: a review of key issues and selected methodologies. Agroforest Syst 2013; 87: 1421-1437.
Abstract: Montados are agro-silvo-pastoral ecosystems, typical of the Southwest Iberian Peninsula, of high socio-economic and conservation importance,where grazing is a dominant activity. Montados are characterized by na open tree canopy of Quercus sp. and a diverse undercover of shrubs and grasslands that constitute the plant food resources for grazing animals. Plant food resources of Montados are highly variable, both spatially and seasonally, in quantity and quality. Reliable and easy to use methods to monitor grazing are necessary to allow proper understanding of foraging strategies of grazing animals and to set sustainable grazing management. We describe the main characteristics of the plant food resources available for grazing animals, striking its variability, and revise the potential of using N-alkanes and saliva.
URI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10457-013-9648-3
http://hdl.handle.net/10174/9142
Type: article
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