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- Kirmani, Sahar N.; Banks, Peter B.; McArthur, Clare
- Oecologia 2010 v.164 no.2 pp. 349-356
- food plants, etc ; Eucalyptus; Strigiformes; Trichosurus vulpecula; cineole; field experimentation; foods; foraging; freshness; herbivores; nutrient requirements; opossums; pellets; phytotoxins; predation; predators; risk perception; woodlands; Australia; Show all 19 Subjects
- ... Foraging herbivores must satisfy their nutrient requirements in a world of toxic plants while also avoiding predators. Plant toxins and perceived predation risk at food patches should both reduce patch residency time, but the relative strengths of these factors on feeding decisions has rarely been quantified. Using an arboreal generalist herbivore, the common brushtail possum Trichosurus vulpecula ...