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Shedding new light on the diet of Norwegian lemmings: DNA metabarcoding of stomach content
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2013)
Lemmings are key herbivores in many arctic food webs, and their population dynamics have major impacts on the functioning of tundra systems. However, current knowledge of lemming diet is limited, hampering evaluation of lemming–vegetation interactions. This lack of knowledge is mainly due to methodological challenges, as previously used microhistological methods result in large proportions of poorly ...
Not only mosses: lemming winter diets as described by DNA metabarcoding
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-04-01)
The temporal dynamics of most tundra food webs are shaped by the cyclic population dynamics of lemmings. While processes during winter may be behind the recent disruptions of lemming cycles, lemming winter ecology is poorly known. We present here the first DNA metabarcoding data on the winter diet of Norwegian lemmings (Lemmus lemmus), based on feces collected after a winter of population ...