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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Herbivory in relation to plant nitrogen content
Year: 1980
Author(s): Mattson, Jr., W. J.
Source Title: Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics
Source Type: Journal
pages: 119-161
Original Publication: http://  
Abstract: This article reviews and examines the evidence (a) that N is scarce and perhaps a limiting nutrient for many herbivores, and (b) that in response to this selection pressure, many herbivores have evolved specific behavioral, morphological, physiological, and other adaptations to cope with and utilize the ambient N levels of their normal haunts.