Behavioral Education for Human, Animal, Vegetation, and Ecosystem Management (BEHAVE)
 

Title

How Do Animals Learn if Rangeland Plants are Toxic or Nutritious?

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Rangelands

Volume

20

Issue

6

Publisher

Society for Range Management

Publication Date

1998

First Page

4

Last Page

9

Abstract

Over the past 15 years, Dr. Frederick Provenza and his associates at Utah State University have studied how animals use certain physiological and behavioral processes to learn whether rangeland forages are toxic or nutritious. This article summarizes key concepts presented in recent articles (e.g., Provenza et al. 1992; Provenza 1995, 1996, 1997) about how learning plays a major role in the development of dietary choices made by rangeland animals.

Comments

Originally published by the Society for Range Management. Publisher's PDF available through remote link.