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From: Preference and familiarity mediate spatial responses of a large herbivore to experimental manipulation of resource availability

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Schematic representation of the experiment. (a) The manipulation consists of a transitory alteration of resource accessibility at a manipulated (M) feeding site (FS). (b) The experiment was expected to lead to spatial responses in the monitored roe deer, and in particular in a shift of use from M (green/red dot, change of colour denoting the alteration of accessibility) towards alternative resources—alternate FS (A; black triangles) or the natural vegetation (V; underlying matrix). In particular, this can lead to spatio-temporal dynamics in space-use (utilization distribution: colour gradient; 95% and 50% contour lines: thick and thin white lines, respectively; data from roe deer F5-2018).

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