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Nutritional correlates of koala persistence in a low-density population

Stalenberg, Eleanor; Wallis, Ian R.; Cunningham, Ross B.; Allen, Chris; Foley, William J.

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It is widely postulated that nutritional factors drive bottom-up, resource-based patterns in herbivore ecology and distribution. There is, however, much controversy over the roles of different plant constituents and how these influence individual herbivores and herbivore populations. The density of koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) populations varies widely and many attribute population trends to variation in the nutritional quality of the eucalypt leaves of their diet, but there is little...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-03
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16201
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113930

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