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.
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