Research Task: RB00E63.4.0
Task Manager: Craig Stricker
An understanding of species habitat requirements is incomplete without insight into nutrition, including various aspects of foraging ecology. Traditional diet studies of consumer organisms can be challenging due to logistics and issues related to resource availability, and observations are often short-term in nature based on gut contents or scat. Stable isotope techniques offer a useful tool for gaining additional insight into longer-term dietary habits for a variety of wildlife species. Stable isotope-inferred foraging ecology can be used with other fitness-related measures, including population parameters, molecular genetics, and demographics, to enhance our understanding of the role of wildlife nutrition.
For more information contact Craig Stricker