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Estimation of shrub leaf biomass available to white-tailed deer.Author(s): Lynn L. Rogers; Ronald E. McRoberts
Source: Research Paper NC-307. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionDescribes an objective method for using shrub height to estimate leaf biomass within reach of deer. The method can be used in conjunction with surveys of shrub height, shrub density, and shrub species composition to evaluate deer habitat over large areas and to predict trends in forage availability with further forest growth.
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CitationRogers, Lynn L.; McRoberts, Ronald E. 1992. Estimation of shrub leaf biomass available to white-tailed deer. Research Paper NC-307. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
KeywordsOdocoileus virginianus, white-tailed deer, habitat evaluation, forest growth, browsing height, shrub height, leaf biomass prediction, annual leafy browse production
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