Object

Title: Forest cover selection and activity of cow moose in summer

Creator:

Demarchi, M. W. ; Bunnell, F. L.

Date issued/created:

1995

Resource Type:

Article

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

Although thermal cover receives attention from managers, variations in data regarding its use by ungulates hinders development of effective cover guidelines. Authors examined patterns of habitat selection and activity of radio-collared cow moose Alces alces Linnaeus, 1758 to determine if these 2 parameters were influenced by ambient thermal environment. Cow moose used sites with relatively denser forest canopies when condition of heat stress existed in open areas. Use of open areas did not change with ambient temperature; some sites classed as open on forest cover maps, however, had willow canopies capable of providing thermal cover. An increase in the use of open sites from 11.00 to 24.00 hr corresponded to a simultaneous decrease in the likelihood of thermal stress in such areas; predator-avoidance was deemed unlikely to explain observed behaviour. Moose decreased activity and distance traveled between successive locations during hot periods. Summer thermal cover is a selected, manageable component of moose habitat in southern British Columbia.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

40

Issue:

1

Start page:

23

End page:

36

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:12347 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.95-3

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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