This book applies the basic principles of nutrition to the study of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals in their natural environments. The acquisition of food, its digestion and absorption, and the retention and utilization of energy substrates, water and other nutrients are treated in detail. This integrated approach connects behavioral, morphological, and biochemical traits of animals to their life histories and their responses to variable and changing environments. The authors also provide a practical framework for understanding the interactions between food resources and wildlife populations, and for managing the harvest of abundant species and the conservation of threatened populations. 'Integrative Wildlife Nutrition' provides a general reference work for students and professionals in animal physiology and ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management. Lecturers can use this text for wildlife and conservation biology programs and as a reference source for related courses in animal ecology.

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