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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 ...