Ecology

Associations

Known prey organisms

Bison (bison) preys on:
Bouteloua gracilis
Sphaeralcea coccinea
Psoralidium tenuiflorum
Aristida purpurea
Carex
Sporobolus cryptandrus
Pascopyrum smithii
Vulpia octoflora
Ratibida columnifera
Buchloe dactyloides

Based on studies in:
USA: California, Cabrillo Point (Grassland)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • L. D. Harris and L. Paur, A quantitative food web analysis of a shortgrass community, Technical Report No. 154, Grassland Biome. U.S. International Biological Program (1972), from p. 17.
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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Sustainable use of lands: grazing animals
 

Grazing animals sync their foraging cycles to match plant growth cycles.

         
  "Dave Pratt, the president of Ranch Management Consultants, believes that U.S. ranchers can boost profits and sustainability in one fell swoop--by taking direction from nature. Pratt suggests using cattle as 'four-legged combines,' allowing them to harvest their own feed. Livestock could additionally be used to control weeds and naturally fertilize the soil. Pratt recommends choosing animals that fit the environment, and matching reproductive cycles to forage cycles. He advises ranchers to fence livestock away from riparian or sensitive areas, and use timed-grazing to avoid overgrazing. He points out that improved health of range resources means improved health of livestock--hence increased profit and sustainability." (Courtesy of the Biomimicry Guild)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:46
Specimens with Sequences:178
Specimens with Barcodes:46
Species:2
Species With Barcodes:2
Public Records:45
Public Species:2
Public BINs:2
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