Black Sagebrush: Mule Deer Winter Preference and Monoterpenoid Content
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CitationBehan, B., & Welch, B. L. (1985). Black sagebrush: Mule deer winter preference and monoterpenoid content. Journal of Range Management, 38(3), 278-280.
PublisherSociety for Range Management
JournalJournal of Range Management
AbstractWintering mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus) preference was determined for 7 accessions of black sagebrush (Artemisia nova) grown on a common garden. Preference as expressed as percentage of current annual growth eaten varied from 0.0 to 82.7%. An accession called Pine Valley Ridge was significantly preferred by the deer over the other 6 accessions. We also attempted to relate monoterpenoid content to preference. We found no significant relationship between the two.