Data from: Getting ready for the winter: timing and determinants of molt in an alpine ungulate

Florent Déry, Sandra Hamel & Steeve D. Côté
Because growth of new hairs entails energetic costs, individual condition and access to food should determine the timing of molt. Previous studies on the timing of molt in ungulates have mostly focused on the influence of age-class and reproductive status, but the effects of body condition and environmental phenology have not been evaluated. Our goal was to assess how intrinsic traits and environmental conditions determine the timing of winter coat shedding in a mountain goat...
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