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Stable isotope analysis in primatology: a critical review.
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PMID:  23015270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Stable isotope analysis has become an important tool in ecology over the last 25 years. A wealth of ecological information is stored in animal tissues in the relative abundances of the stable isotopes of several elements, particularly carbon and nitrogen, because these isotopes navigate through ecological processes in predictable ways. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotopes have been measured in most primate taxonomic groups and have yielded information about dietary content, dietary variability, and habitat use. Stable isotopes have recently proven useful for addressing more fine-grained questions about niche dynamics and anthropogenic effects on feeding ecology. Here, we discuss stable carbon and nitrogen isotope systematics and critically review the published stable carbon and nitrogen isotope data for modern primates with a focus on the problems and prospects for future stable isotope applications in primatology. Am. J. Primatol. 74:969-989, 2012. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Authors:
Paul A Sandberg; James E Loudon; Matt Sponheimer
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of primatology     Volume:  74     ISSN:  1098-2345     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Primatol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108949     Medline TA:  Am J Primatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  969-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado.
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