Value of Plant Diversity for Diet Mixing and Sequencing in Herbivores
Sustainability is first and foremost about ongoing adaptation in ever-changing environments. What might that mean in the twenty-first century? Fossil fuel use is likely to decline considerably in the first half of the twenty-first century, and the massive deficits are not likely to be alleviated, even with all of the alternative sources of energy. This seeming catastrophe will create opportunities as life changes from urban to somewhat more rural, and the communities that emerge will come to rely more on foods produced locally, due to our inability to transport goods over vast distances.
Provenza, F.D., Villalba, J.J., Wiedmeier, R.W., Lyman, T., Handy, A., Welch, K., Gardner, D., and Lee, S. 2009. Value of plant diversity for diet mixing and sequencing in herbivores. Rangelands 31: 45-49. https://doi.org/10.2111/1551-501X-31.1.45