Herbivory and Body Size: Allometries of Diet Quality and Gastrointestinal Physiology, and Implications for Herbivore Ecology and Dinosaur Gigantism

@inproceedings{Clauss2013HerbivoryAB,
  title={Herbivory and Body Size: Allometries of Diet Quality and Gastrointestinal Physiology, and Implications for Herbivore Ecology and Dinosaur Gigantism},
  author={Marcus Clauss and Patrick Steuer and Dennis W. H. M{\"u}ller and Daryl Codron and J{\"u}rgen Hummel},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Digestive physiology has played a prominent role in explanations for terrestrial herbivore body size evolution and size-driven diversification and niche differentiation. This is based on the association of increasing body mass (BM) with diets of lower quality, and with putative mechanisms by which a higher BM could translate into a higher digestive efficiency. Such concepts, however, often do not match empirical data. Here, we review concepts and data on terrestrial herbivore BM, diet quality… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 67 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 6 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 24 extracted citations

67 Citations

0102030'13'14'15'16'17'18
Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 67 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 134 references

On the relationship of social evolution and ecology in ungulates

  • V Geist
  • American Zoologist
  • 1974
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Megaherbivores - the influence of very large body size on ecology

  • N Owen-Smith
  • 1988
Highly Influential
12 Excerpts

Forage fermentation patterns and their implications for herbivore ingesta retention

  • J Hummel, K-H Südekum, WJ Streich, M Clauss
  • times. Functional Ecology
  • 2006
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

The digestive performance of mammalian herbivores: why big may not be that much better

  • M Clauss, J Hummel
  • Mammal Review
  • 2005
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Why were dinosaurs so large? A food quality hypothesis

  • JJ Midgley, G Midgley, WJ Bond
  • Evolutionary Ecology Research
  • 2002
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Wildlife feeding and nutrition

  • CT Robbins
  • 1993
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Plant secondary metabolits: biochemical coevolution with herbivores. In: Palo RT, Robbins CT, editors. Plant defenses against mammalian herbivory

  • WJ Freeland
  • 1991
Highly Influential
3 Excerpts

Trophic strategies of ruminant versus nonruminant ungulates. Chicago: University of Chicago

  • TJ Foose
  • 1982
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…