Foraging in Domestic Herbivores: Linking the Internal and External Milieux
Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates: From Structure to Behavior
Provenza, F.D. and J.J. Villalba. 2006. Foraging in Domestic Herbivores: Linking the Internal and External Milieux (2006). In: V.L. Bels (ed.) Feeding in Domestic Vertebrates: From Structure to Behavior. CABI Publ., Oxfordshire, UK.
Food and sex are basic for life, but of the two, food comes first. Without adequate nutrition, animals do not reproduce. Selecting the right diet, then, is the foundation for the survival of individuals who ensure the persistence of species. During the several million years a species exists, biophysical and social environments change tremendously. How do the individuals who create the populations that make up a species cop with such dynamism and complexity?