After description of diet composition and preferences of wild rabbit, the importance of different food quality parameters for both characteristics is studied. The result should enable to expose and explain possible facilitation phenomena. Whether facilitation is a true phenomenon is also studied through clipping experiments in which clipping at different heights simulates the grazin action of different herbivores. The impact of rabbit on vegetation and possibly on smaller vertebrates is investigated as well.
diet selection, grazin ecology, interactions
created:2011-12-14 14:18:59 UTC, source:iweto