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Food for folivores: nutritional explanations linking diets to population density

Wallis, Ian; Edwards, Melanie; Windley, Hannah; Krockenberger, A K; Felton, Annika; Quenzer, Megan; Ganzhorn, Joerg U; Foley, William


Ecologists want to explain why populations of animals are not evenly distributed across landscapes and often turn to nutritional explanations. In seeking to link population attributes with food quality, they often contrast nutritionally positive traits, such as the concentration of nitrogen, against negative ones, such as fibre concentration, by using a ratio of these traits. This specific ratio has attracted attention because it sometimes correlates with the biomass of colobine primates across...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Oecologia
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-011-2212-9


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