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dc.contributor.authorCoppedge, B. R.
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, D. M.
dc.contributor.authorShaw, J. H.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-23T05:51:58Z
dc.date.available2020-09-23T05:51:58Z
dc.date.issued1998-07-01
dc.identifier.citationCoppedge, B. R., Leslie, D. M., & Shaw, J. H. (1998). Botanical composition of bison diets on tallgrass prairie in Oklahoma. Journal of Range Management, 51(4), 379-382.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/4003321
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/644058
dc.description.abstractDiets of bison (Bison bison L.) were examined using microhistological fecal analysis in a 2-yr study on a tallgrass prairie site in northcentral Oklahoma. Graminoids comprised at least 98% of the diet across all seasons. Bison showed strong feeding selectivity; grasses and sedges formed a significantly higher proportion of diets than was generally available in herbage on the landscape. Bison avoided forbs, which were less than or equal to 2% of the diet. Sedges were a large (17-44%) diet component in winter and spring but decreased substantially during summer and fall (11-16%). These changes in sedge use corresponded to seasonal variation in sedge availability. Our results confirm that bison are primarily grazers in prairie habitats, potentially having a significant role in shaping structure and function of tallgrass prairie.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectbison
dc.subjectCarex
dc.subjectselective grazing
dc.subjectforbs
dc.subjectOklahoma
dc.subjectprairies
dc.subjectseasonal variation
dc.subjectbotanical composition
dc.subjectgrasses
dc.titleBotanical composition of bison diets on tallgrass prairie in Oklahoma
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume51
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage379-382
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