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Optimal activity times and habitat choice of moose

dc.contributor.authorBelovsky, Gary E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-09-11T19:19:57Z
dc.date.available2006-09-11T19:19:57Z
dc.date.issued1981-02en_US
dc.identifier.citationBelovsky, Gary E.; (1981). "Optimal activity times and habitat choice of moose." Oecologia 48(1): 22-30. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47735>en_US
dc.identifier.issn0029-8549en_US
dc.identifier.issn1432-1939en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/47735
dc.description.abstractA set of concepts was presented which could be used to model an animal's activity cycle and habitat choice as an optimization process. The model was applied to moose ( Alces alces ) summer activity and its predictions were consistent with observed feeding times and habitat selections. The optimization model had a goal of maximizing daily feeding time at the least possible energetic cost. This goal was consistent with a foraging strategy that maximized the intake of some nutritional component, i.e. energy, protein, etc. The optimization problem, however, was bounded. Three constraints appeared to limit the goal: body temperature must be maintained within set upper and lower limits, thermal equilibrium must be maintained over an extended period so the activity cycle strategy can be repeated and sufficient time must be spent ruminating.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlagen_US
dc.subject.otherPlant Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.otherLife Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.otherEcologyen_US
dc.titleOptimal activity times and habitat choice of mooseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelNatural Resources and Environmenten_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelMolecular, Cellular and Developmental Biologyen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelHealth Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumSociety of Fellows, Harvard University, 78 Mt. Auburn St., 02138, Cambridge, MA; School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, 48109, Ann Arbor, MIen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/47735/1/442_2004_Article_BF00346984.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00346984en_US
dc.identifier.sourceOecologiaen_US
dc.owningcollnameInterdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed


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