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The early bird gets the shrimp: Confronting assumptions of isotopic equilibrium and homogeneity in a wild bird population

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The early bird gets the shrimp: Confronting assumptions of isotopic equilibrium and homogeneity in a wild bird population; 2012; Article; Journal; Journal of Animal Ecology; Wunder, Michael B.; Jehl, Joseph R., Jr.; Stricker, Craig A.

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1. Because stable isotope distributions in organic material vary systematically across energy gradients that exist in ecosystems, community and population structures, and in individual physiological systems, isotope values in animal tissues have helped address a broad range of questions in animal ecology. It follows that every tissue sample provides an isotopic profile that can be used to study dietary or movement histories of individual animals. Interpretations of these profiles depend on the assumption that metabolic pools are isotopically well mixed and in equilibrium with dietary resources prior to tissue synthesis, and they extend to the population level by assuming isotope profiles are identically distributed for animals using [...]

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