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- Párraga Aguado, María Ángeles, et al. Show all 10 Authors
- Ecological indicators 2017 v.82 pp. 399-408
- Capra; acid detergent fiber; ash content; case studies; chemical analysis; cost effectiveness; feces; forage; herbivores; ingestion; labor; lignin; near-infrared spectroscopy; neutral detergent fiber; nitrogen; nutritional adequacy; organic matter; prediction; soil pollution; ungulates
- ... Faecal indices are used to describe spatiotemporal patterns of diet quality in wild herbivores, and near infrared spectroscopy methods (NIRS) distinctively reduce costs and labour compared to conventional chemical analyses. In this study we compared the prediction accuracy of faecal nitrogen (N), ash and fibrous fractions of a laboratory instrument (NIRS) with that of a lightweight portable instru ...