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Table 8 Percent utilization ± SE of key browse species on Lincoln National Forest by cover-type. Only use of Populus tremuloides in 2006 differed between aspen and thinned conifer habitat types

From: Herbivory of sympatric elk and cattle on Lincoln National Forest, south-central New Mexico

Year Habitat type Browse species
H. dumosis P. tremuloides A. glabrum P. virginiana S. rotundifolius
2005 Aspen 59.5 ± 4.1 87.5 ± 12.5 67.5 ± 12.0 73.1 ± 1.8 44.9 ± 3.6
Thinned 64.0 ± 5.2 72.1 ± 27.9 18.9 ± 5.9
2006 Aspen 77.1 ± 2.1 75.4 ± 8.0 67.5 ± 12.0 57.9 ± 0.7 56.5 ± 7.2
Thinned 73.4 ± 3.2 56.5 ± 7.2 69.0 ± 7.7 44.0 ± 23.8 43.4 ± 8.7