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To Eat or Not to Eat? Developing Biomarkers for Diet Selection by Herbivores
College of Arts and Sciences Poster Presentations
  • Kristina Gehlken, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University
  • Peter Olsoy, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University
  • Amy Ulappa, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University
  • Nancy Glenn, Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University
  • Jennifer Forbey, Department of Biological Sciences, Boise State University
Document Type
Student Presentation
Publication Date
4-11-2011
Abstract
A major goal in conservation biology is to explain habitat use by animals. Remote sensing has been used for landscape-scale analysis of habitat features. However, studies that directly link specific parameters of habitat quality to selection by wildlife are needed at the microsite-scale before landscape-scale mapping can be validated. We used the sagebrush-pygmy rabbit system to develop spectral biomarkers that can predict how the quality of food influences habitat use.
Faculty Sponsor
Dr. Jennifer Forbey
Citation Information
Kristina Gehlken, Peter Olsoy, Amy Ulappa, Nancy Glenn, et al.. "To Eat or Not to Eat? Developing Biomarkers for Diet Selection by Herbivores" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jennifer_forbey/8/