The effect of agricultural land use practice on habitat selection of red deer US Lande, LE Loe, OJ Skjærli, EL Meisingset… - European Journal of Wildlife …, 2013

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The effect of agricultural land use practice on habitat selection of red deer US Lande, LE Loe, OJ Skjærli, EL Meisingset… - European Journal of Wildlife …, 2013
... we study red deer selection of various types of agricultural land and the history of land use (times of fertilisation and since renewal) in Norway. We used data from 14 female and 12 male red deer with GPS collars during the years 2007–2010.... Our results showed that both sexes selected meadows over other types of agricultural land. Females selected intensively fertilised meadows and meadows of intermediate age, while male selection did not depend on meadow age (time since renewal) or fertilisation...Our analysis suggests that a decreasing supply of meadows in the future due to lower production of livestock fodder may also affect management of red deer ...