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Use of Pastures by Brown Hares
R. F. W. Barnes, S. C. Tapper and J. Williams
Journal of Applied Ecology
Vol. 20, No. 1 (Apr., 1983), pp. 179-185
Published by: British Ecological Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2403384
Page Count: 7
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(1) The relative importance to hares of pasture fields, with and without farm livestock, was assessed on a mixed farm of cereals and grass. (2) Stocked pastures were used less by hares than unstocked pastures, because of disturbance by livestock. (3) Changes in the acreage of grassland may account for the recent decline in hare numbers.
Journal of Applied Ecology © 1983 British Ecological Society