Nitrogen and Carbon Concentrations in the Stomach Content of Bank Voles ( Myodes glareolus ) . Does Food Quality Determine Abundance ?

@inproceedings{Palo2009NitrogenAC,
  title={Nitrogen and Carbon Concentrations in the Stomach Content of Bank Voles ( Myodes glareolus ) . Does Food Quality Determine Abundance ?},
  author={R. Thomas Palo and Gert E. Olsson},
  year={2009}
}
We found that concentrations of nitrogen (N) in the stomach of voles varied between forest sites. Concentrations of nitrogen as well as the ratio of nitrogen to carbon (C) in stomach content were not different between the sexes or with season. Body mass varied between sites and between seasons but were unrelated to N concentration in spite that the body mass of voles in the spring season were on average 4.8 g heavier than in the autumn A positive relationship was found between N and C… CONTINUE READING