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Utility of stable isotope analysis in studying foraging ecology of herbivores: Examples from moose and caribou

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Utility of stable isotope analysis in studying foraging ecology of herbivores: examples from moose and caribou; 2001; Article; Journal; Alces; Ben-David, M.; Shochat, E.; Adams, L.

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Recently, researchers emphasized that patterns of stable isotope ratios observed at the individual level are a result of an interaction between ecological, physiological, and biochemical processes. Isotopic models for herbivores provide additional complications because those mammals consume foods that have high variability in nitrogen concentrations. In addition, distribution of amino acids in plants may differ greatly from that required by a herbivore. At northern latitudes, where the growing season of vegetation is short, isotope ratios in herbivore tissues are expected to differ between seasons. Summer ratios likely reflect diet composition, whereas winter ratios would reflect diet and nutrient recycling by the animals. We tested [...]

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