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dc.contributor.authorLaunchbaugh, Karen L.
dc.contributor.authorHowery, Larry D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-05T21:17:06Z
dc.date.available2020-09-05T21:17:06Z
dc.date.issued2005-03-01
dc.identifier.citationLaunchbaugh, K. L., & Howery, L. D. (2005). Understanding landscape use patterns of livestock as a consequence of foraging behavior. Rangeland Ecology & Management, 58(2), 99-108.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2111/03-146.1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/643240
dc.description.abstractMany grazing-management challenges stem from poor livestock distribution resulting in overuse of some areas and low utilization of others. Managing livestock-distribution patterns requires knowledge of pasture characteristics and animal behavior patterns. Behavioral patterns result from recognizable processes that include inherited attributes, individual and social learning systems, cue-consequence specificity, predispositions toward novel stimuli, and spatial memory. Through these behavioral mechanisms, animals form and revise preferences and aversions for specific locations in their foraging landscape. To accomplish habitat selection, domestic herbivores use sight and sound cues to seek and return to high-quality foraging locations. Nested within habitat selection are learned diet preferences and aversions by which ungulate herbivores associate taste with positive or negative postingestive feedback. The deliberate and careful modification of animal attributes and habitat characteristics could yield options for adaptive rangeland management. In this article, we describe the basic principles that underlie how animals make decisions about where to forage and how long to stay in a particular habitat. We also suggest management practices designed to modify animal behavior and alter habitat-use patterns. 
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjecthabitat preferences
dc.subjecthabitat selection
dc.subjectlivestock distribution
dc.subjectplace aversions
dc.subjectplace peferences
dc.subjectspatial memory
dc.titleUnderstanding Landscape Use Patterns of Livestock as a Consequence of Foraging Behavior
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalRangeland Ecology & Management
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Rangeland Ecology & Management archives are made available by the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.description.admin-noteLegacy DOIs that must be preserved: 10.2458/azu_rangelands_v58i2_howery
dc.source.volume58
dc.source.issue2
dc.source.beginpage99-108
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-05T21:17:06Z


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