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|Title:||Microhabitat use by Black-Faced Impala in the Etosha National Park, Namibia||Contributor(s):||Matson, TK (author); Goldizen, AW (author); Jarman, Peter (author)||Publication Date:||2005||DOI:||10.2193/0022-541X(2005)69[1708:MUBBII]2.0.CO;2||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8624||Abstract:||We studied microhabitat use by black-faced impala in different herd types during the rut in the cold dry seasons of 2001 and 2002 in the Etosha National Park, Namibia. We investigated whether black-faced impala select feeding sites consistently for their microhabitat characteristics in 2 vegetation types, Karstveld and Tamboti Woodland. We also investigated intra-population differences in microhabitat use between herds of different types. In both habitats, sites used by impala for feeding were more likely to be in the shade, within 2 m of the edges of wooded areas and grassy clearings, with high visibility at 1 m height, and with lower grass swords than nearby nonfeeding sites. In Karstveld, feeding sites of impala were also located closer to the nearest shrub than were nonfeeding sites. A degree of fine-scale sexual segregation in microhabitat use was demonstrated, but it was not consistent across habitats. Incorporating these trends in the microhabitat use of black-faced impala into management decisions should maximize the success of small populations released at selected off-park sites.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(4), p. 1708-1715||Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Inc||Place of Publication:||United States of America||ISSN:||0022-541X
|Field of Research (FOR):||050202 Conservation and Biodiversity||Socio-Economic Outcome Codes:||960811 Sparseland, Permanent Grassland and Arid Zone Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 118
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