Secondary Production of Birds and Mammals

  • Dale R. McCullough
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 1)


Few studies of birds and mammals have attempted to place these animals in an ecosystem context. In most terrestrial ecosystems, and especially forest ecosystems, the proportion of the total energy and nutrients cycling through birds and mammals is relatively small. However, the importance of birds and mammals cannot be evaluated only in these terms since they are a primary source of animal proteins in human diets.


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