The role of nutrition in the conservation of the marsupial folivores of eucalypt forests

  title={The role of nutrition in the conservation of the marsupial folivores of eucalypt forests},
  author={Ben D. Moore and Ian R. Wallis and Karen J. Marsh and William J. Foley},
The view that nutrition underpins the replacement and expansion of all animal populations is now widely accepted. However, there are relatively few examples in wild species that define the critical nutrients and critical periods of nutrient supply and even fewer examples that demonstrate a link between the conservation of vulnerable fauna and nutritional status. This is partly explained by the difficulties in measuring the food intake and diet composition of wild animals. Thus, there is little… 

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