Spatial scale of the patchiness of plant poisons: a critical influence on foraging efficiency.

@article{Wiggins2006SpatialSO,
  title={Spatial scale of the patchiness of plant poisons: a critical influence on foraging efficiency.},
  author={Natasha L. Wiggins and Clare McArthur and Noel W Davies and Stuart McLean},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 9},
  pages={2236-43}
}
Generalist mammalian browsers and folivores feed on a range of chemically different plant species, which may assist them in diluting toxins and diversifying nutrient consumption. The frequency and order in which their diets are mixed are important determinants of intake. As a result, the degree of plant heterogeneity in an environment, and the spatial scale at which this occurs, should directly influence herbivore foraging decisions. We tested whether altering the Spatial scale of plants, and… CONTINUE READING
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