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Effects of maternal and grandmaternal nutrition on deer mass and vulnerability to wolf predation

Journal of Mammalogy

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Abstract

In a Minnesota ecosystem, mass of female white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) fawns and adults, and survival of adult females in the face of wolf (Canis lupus) predation, were directly related to maternal nutrition during gestation. Mass of single male fawns produced by 2-year-old females, and survival of yearlings to 2 years of age were related directly to the nutrition of their grandmothers.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Effects of maternal and grandmaternal nutrition on deer mass and vulnerability to wolf predation
Series title:
Journal of Mammalogy
Volume
72
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
146-151
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Mammalogy
First page:
146
Last page:
151
Number of Pages:
6