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Adrian M Shrader

By the broadest definition, I am a behavioural ecologist. However, my research interests also include aspects of conservation ecology and wildlife management. My research focuses primarily on the ecology of large mammalian herbivores (including megaherbivores), their interactions with vegetation, and the factors governing their foraging, habitat use, and movements. Study animals include both wild and domestic herbivores. Ultimately, my research strives to understand the behavioural decisions of herbivores, the information they use to make these decisions, and the effects these decisions have on their ecology.

When Should Herbivores Scrounge For Food From Other Group Members?

At some point in our lives, we have all had at least one friend that constantly mooched off us. You know the one — they steal chips off your plate, borrow money and don’t pay you back, and take the […]