How leadership could be used to manage domestic and wild ungulate herds

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RAMOS, Amandine, Christophe A. H. BOUSQUET, Cédric SUEUR, 2021. How leadership could be used to manage domestic and wild ungulate herds. In: Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Elsevier. 239, 105326. ISSN 0168-1591. eISSN 1872-9045. Available under: doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105326

@article{Ramos2021leade-56759, title={How leadership could be used to manage domestic and wild ungulate herds}, year={2021}, doi={10.1016/j.applanim.2021.105326}, volume={239}, issn={0168-1591}, journal={Applied Animal Behaviour Science}, author={Ramos, Amandine and Bousquet, Christophe A. H. and Sueur, Cédric}, note={Article Number: 105326} }

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