The Influence of Diet Composition, Plant Defensive Chemicals, and Winter Severity on the Nutritional Condition of a Freeranging, Generalist Herbivore

@inproceedings{Parikh2015TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Diet Composition, Plant Defensive Chemicals, and Winter Severity on the Nutritional Condition of a Freeranging, Generalist Herbivore},
  author={Grace L. Parikh},
  year={2015}
}
  • Grace L. Parikh
  • Published 2015
Herbivory requires animals to manage intake of toxic phytochemicals. Detoxification and excretion of these chemicals prevents toxicity, but is energetically expensive. I investigated the relationship between investment in detoxification and nutritional condition for moose on Isle Royale National Park (Alces alces) during winter, using urinary indices from… CONTINUE READING