Wildlife nutrition 782

Module code NLB 782
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

The digestive functioning of selected wild ruminant and non-ruminant herbivores is discussed as well as their nutrient requiremts and deficiencies that commonly occur. The spatial scaling of nutrients in vegetation is explained, followed by which foraging strategies large African herbivores of varying body sizes use to adapt to spatial and temporal nutrient heterogeneity, including optimal foraging theory.

Module credits 10.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 practicals per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Academic organisation Animal and Wildlife Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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