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Diet optimization in a generalist herbivore: the moose.
  • G. Belovsky
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Theoretical population biology
  • 1 August 1978
Abstract In an attempt to understand the foraging of a generalist herbivore, a linear programming optimization model was constructed to describe moose feeding in summer. The model attempts to predictExpand
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The spread of invasive species and infectious disease as drivers of ecosystem change
Invasive species, disease vectors, and pathogens affect biodiversity, ecosystem function and services, and human health. Climate change, land use, and transport vectors interact in complex ways toExpand
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Insect herbivory accelerates nutrient cycling and increases plant production.
Ecologists hold two views about the role of herbivory in ecosystem dynamics. First, from a food web perspective in population/community ecology, consumption by herbivores reduces plant abundance.Expand
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Summer Diet Optimization by Beaver
Foraging data collected for beaver (Castor canadensis) at Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, during the summer of 1973 provided basic natural history information pertaining to diet, foodExpand
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Optimal foraging and community structure: The allometry of herbivore food selection and competition
I address the selection of plants with different characteristics by herbivores of different body sizes by incorporating allometric relationships for herbivore foraging into optimal foraging modelsExpand
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The Great Salt Lake Ecosystem (Utah, USA): long term data and a structural equation approach
Great Salt Lake (Utah, USA) is one of the world's largest hypersaline lakes, supporting many of the western U.S.'s migratory waterbirds. This unique ecosystem is threatened, but it and other largeExpand
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A study was conducted in western Montana to determine the impact of different predators on grasshopper populations. By placing grasshoppers of different species, sexes, ages, and body masses onExpand
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Herbivore Optimal Foraging: A Comparative Test of Three Models
Three models of herbivore foraging are tested in this paper: contingency models (Owen-Smith and Novellie 1982), nutrient content weighted by food abundance (Stenseth and Hansson 1979), and linearExpand
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Dynamics of two Montana grasshopper populations: relationships among weather, food abundance and intraspecific competition
The population dynamics of two grasshoppers (Melanoplus femurrubrum and M. sanguinipes) were studied using experimental microcosms over 8 years at a Palouse prairie site in Montana. GrasshopperExpand
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Generalist Herbivore Foraging and Its Role in Competitive Interactions
Whether herbivores are food limited and compete interspecifically for food has been debated by population/community ecologists. To examine this proposition, a mechanistic approach based uponExpand
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