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The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing in Other Vertebrate Taxa

  • Iain J. GordonEmail author
  • Herbert H. T. Prins
  • Jordan Mallon
  • Laura D. Puk
  • Everton B. P. Miranda
  • Carolina Starling-Manne
  • René van der Wal
  • Ben Moore
  • William Foley
  • Lucy Lush
  • Renan Maestri
  • Ikki Matsuda
  • Marcus Clauss
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Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 239)

Abstract

Since the publication of the “The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing” (Gordon and Prins, The ecology of browsing and grazing. Springer, 2008), a number of researchers have taken the approach outlined in the book to assess the impacts of differences in food and nutrient supply on the ecology of other vertebrate taxa. In line with the slightly altered emphasis of the current book (The Ecology of Browsing and Grazing II), we also asked the authors of the Sections in this Chapter to provide insights into the impacts that these different vertebrate taxa have on the ecosystems in which they exist. As you will see, the depth of research on the ecology and impacts of the different herbivorous vertebrate taxa varies considerably and demonstrates the importance of further research endeavours, on herbivore/plant interactions, across the board.

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  • Iain J. Gordon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Herbert H. T. Prins
    • 2
  • Jordan Mallon
    • 3
  • Laura D. Puk
    • 4
  • Everton B. P. Miranda
    • 5
    • 6
  • Carolina Starling-Manne
    • 7
  • René van der Wal
    • 8
    • 9
  • Ben Moore
    • 10
  • William Foley
    • 11
  • Lucy Lush
    • 12
  • Renan Maestri
    • 13
  • Ikki Matsuda
    • 14
    • 15
    • 16
    • 17
  • Marcus Clauss
    • 18
  1. 1.James Cook UniversityTownsvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Animal Sciences GroupWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Beaty Centre for Species Discovery and Palaeobiology Section, Canadian Museum of NatureOttawaCanada
  4. 4.The University of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia
  5. 5.Universidade Estadual de Mato GrossoAlta FlorestaBrazil
  6. 6.ONF Brasil Gestão FlorestalCotriguaçuBrazil
  7. 7.Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil
  8. 8.Department of EcologySwedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)UppsalaSweden
  9. 9.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of AberdeenAberdeenUK
  10. 10.Hawkesbury Institute for the EnvironmentWestern Sydney UniversityRichmondAustralia
  11. 11.Research School of BiologyThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia
  12. 12.School of Life and Environmental SciencesUniversity of SydneySydneyAustralia
  13. 13.Departamento de Ecologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  14. 14.Chubu University Academy of Emerging SciencesKasugai-shi, AichiJapan
  15. 15.Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto UniversitySakyo-ku, KyotoJapan
  16. 16.Japan Monkey CentreInuyamaJapan
  17. 17.Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia SabahSabahMalaysia
  18. 18.Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife Vetsuisse FacultyUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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