Peer reviewed publication in Applied Vegetation Science.
Repeat photography provides a cost-effective method for monitoring vegetation development, food availability, and nutritional quality at a forest stand scale. Since wildlife responds to the availability and quality of their food resources, detailed information on changes in resource availability helps with land-use management decisions and furthers our understanding of grizzly bear feeding ecology and habitat selection.
Nijland, W., Coops, N.C., Coogan, S.C.P., Bater, C.W., Wulder, M.A., Nielsen, S.E., McDermid, G., Stenhouse, G.B. (2013), Vegetation phenology can be captured with digital repeat photography and linked to variability of root nutrition in Hedysarum alpinum. Applied Vegetation Science, 16: 317–324.