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Title

The effect of forest succession upon the quality and upon the nutritive values of woody plants used as food by moose
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): I. McT. Cowan; W. S. Hoar; J. Hatter
Publication Year: 1950

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Keyword(s):
  • Alces alces
  • animal populations
  • Canada
  • effects
  • moose
  • plant succession
  • succession
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Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 3822

Description

Quantity of available palatable browse, vitamin content of available trees and shrubs, and moisture, protein, carbohydrate, ether extractive, and total mineral content, were determined for 3 stages in forest succession in British Columbia, in order to explain the cause of the moose reaching its greatest population in the young second-growth areas and its decline as the forest approaches its climax stage. It was determined that, with the exception of carotene and possibly of total mineral content, all other factors (qualitative and quantitative) are more favourable in the younger forest areas than in the older ones.

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Cowan, I. McT.; Hoar, W. S.; Hatter, J. 1950. The effect of forest succession upon the quality and upon the nutritive values of woody plants used as food by moose. Canadian Journal of Research 28(5): 249-271.