This book is on 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.
A practical framework is provided for understanding the interactions between food resources and wildlife populations, and for managing the harvest of abundant species and the conservation of threatened populations.
The book is intended for students and for professionals in animal physiology and ecology, conservation biology, and wildlife management.
All three authors have plenty of experience in education and research in the US, Canada and Australia. They teach courses such as physiology, wildlife nutrition, wildlife ecology en biochemistry. Their research areas range from predator-prey interactions to marsupials, and from water birds to herbivores, both in the wild and in captivity.
Integrative Wildlife Nutrition
Perry S. Barboza, Katherine L. Parker and Ian D. Hume
Publisher: Springer, 2009