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Title: A comparison of ecology between sympatric native red deer (Cervus elaphus linnaeus 1758) and introduced Japanese sika deer (Cervus nippon nippon temminck 1836) populations in southwest Ireland
Author: Burkitt, Timothy David
ISNI:       0000 0004 2675 0854
Current Institution: Manchester Metropolitan University
Date of Award: 2009
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The density, patterns of habitat use and diet of sympatric populations of both native red deer (Cervus elaphus Linnaeus 1758) and introduced Japanese sika deer (Cervus nippon nippon Temminck 1836) in southwest Ireland are described. Habitat and dietary overlap between the two species was substantial and the potential for exploitative competition was investigated. Habitat associations and dietary preferences of both species are poorly known. There are also no published estimates of red and sika densities in this area.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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