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Highly overlapping winter diet in two sympatric lemming species revealed by DNA metabarcoding
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2015-01-30)
Sympatric species are expected to minimize competition by partitioning resources, especially when these are limited. Herbivores inhabiting the High Arctic in winter are a prime example of a situation where food availability is anticipated to be low, and thus reduced diet overlap is expected. We present here the first assessment of diet overlap of high arctic lemmings during winter based on DNA ...