Diets and resource sharing among livestock on the Saiq Plateau, Jebel Akhdar Mountains, Oman

Laila Said Al Harthi, Michael D. Robinson, Osman Mahgoub

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Abstract

A standard method of fecal plant cuticle analysis was used to determine the diets of goats, sheep and feral donkeys on the Saiq Plateau of Oman during a year of below average rainfall. Feces were collected monthly from 8 localities. Twenty-three thousand four hundred digital cuticle images of the feces and the plant reference collection were stored in a Microsoft Access

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008

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Keywords

  • Goat
  • Middle East mountain ecology
  • Oman animal husbandry
  • Sheep and donkey grazing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Ecology

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