• Discerned Fragments in Feces Indicates Diet Overlap

      Hansen, R. M.; Peden, D. G.; Rice, R. W. (Society for Range Management, 1973-03-01)
      A mean dissimilarity index was used to measure the degree of dietary overlap of appropriately paired diet and fecal samples of cows, bison, and sheep. When botanical composition is determined by the microscope technique for plant fragments identified in the feces of different kinds of herbivores (cattle, sheep, and bison), the estimated degree of dietary overlap is approximately the same as if diet samples had been used to estimate dietary overlap.