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dc.contributor.authorKelrick, M. R.
dc.contributor.authorMacMahon, J. A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T04:21:27Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T04:21:27Z
dc.date.issued1985-01-01
dc.identifier.citationKelrick, M. I., & MacMahon, J. A. (1985). Nutritional and physical attributes of seeds of some common sagebrush-steppe plants: Some implications for ecological theory and management. Journal of Range Management, 38(1), 65-69.
dc.identifier.issn0022-409X
dc.identifier.doi10.2307/3899336
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/645687
dc.description.abstractA study was conducted to identify seed attributes which might influence granivore preferences. Physical and chemical characteristics were estimated for seeds of 7 common sagebrush-steppe species (Artemisia tridentata, Bromus tectorum, Oryzopsis hymenoides, Pascopyrum smithii, Purshia tridentata, Stipa comata and Stipa viridula) and 1 sacrifice food species (Panicum miliaceum). Seed weights and caloric contents were determined, as well as % composition contributed by 5 organic, 3 inorganic and 5 synthetically defined fractions (including crude protein, solvent extract, structural and soluble carbohydrates and lignin). Results indicate that % soluble carbohydrate may be a good predictor of granivore seed preference. The generality of this or any other predictor is unknown, since sufficiently detailed seed attribute data are unavailable for most species. For management scenarios involving seeds subject to predation, such data would help effectively translate ecological understanding of granivory into more efficient management practices.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSociety for Range Management
dc.relation.urlhttps://rangelands.org/
dc.rightsCopyright © Society for Range Management.
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dc.subjectphysicochemical properties
dc.subjectHesperostipa comata
dc.subjectNassella viridula
dc.subjectArtemisia
dc.subjectseeds
dc.titleNutritional and Physical Attributes of Seeds of Some Common Sagebrush-steppe Plants: Some Implications for Ecological Theory and Management
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dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Range Management
dc.description.noteThis material was digitized as part of a cooperative project between the Society for Range Management and the University of Arizona Libraries.
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume38
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage65-69
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