Timing of seasonal migration in mule deer: effects of climate, plant phenology, andlife-history characteristics

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Monteith, Kevin L.; Bleich, Vernon C.; Stephenson, Thomas R.; Pierce, Becky M.; Conner, Mary M.; Klaver, Robert W.; Bowyer, R. Terry;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Hosted by Utah State University Libraries
  • Subject: climate change | life-history characteristics | mule deer | NDVI | nutritional condition | Odocoileus hemionus | plant phenology | risk averse | risk prone | Sierra Nevada | snow depth | trophic mismatch | Environmental Sciences

Phenological events of plants and animals are sensitive to climatic processes. Migration is a life-history event exhibited by most large herbivores living in seasonal environments, and is thought to occur in response to dynamics of forage and weather. Decisions regardin... View more
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