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dc.contributor.advisor SAJAR en_ZA Author en_ZA Gleeson, J.P. Van Rensburg, P.J.J.
dc.coverage.spatial Antarctica en_ZA
dc.coverage.spatial Gough Island 2018-08-23T07:54:44Z 2018-08-23T07:54:44Z 1971 en_ZA 1982 1971 en_ZA 1982
dc.description.abstract abstract en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The house mouse Mus musculus at Marion Island are predominantly insectivorous but opportunistically omnivorous in their foraging strategy. Pringleophaga marioni larvae predominated in their diet, and these as well as adult weevils, their larvae and pupae (Ectemnorrhinus similis) and arachnids were preyed upon more intensely during winter. The main constituents of plant food types were Agrostis magellanica and Poa cookii seeds, the greater amount of plant material being taken during summer. Diet diversity and variety were moreover lower during winter as mice are apparently finding and consuming a wider variety of food during summer. Mice are therefore entering the ecosystem at the second (invertebrate herbivores) and third (invertebrate carnivores) trophic levels and have successfully adapted to cope with the high latitude insular terrestrial environment. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa) en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Sponsored by the National Research Foundation (South Africa)
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy of South Africa en_ZA
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Antarctic Legacy Project
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dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Journal of Antarctic Research Vol 12
dc.relation.ispartof Vol 4 en_ZA
dc.rights Copyright en_ZA
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dc.subject Antarctica en_ZA
dc.subject Marion Island
dc.subject House Mouse
dc.subject Diet
dc.subject Feeding
dc.title Title en_ZA
dc.title Feeding ecology of the house mouse Mus musculus on Marion Island
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dc.type Articles
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