A nutritional perspective on plastic ingestion in wildlife

Abstract : Although the perils of plastics to living organisms including humans have been neglected for decades, they have recently been recognized as a major environmental problem worldwide. Little progress has been made on understanding the factors that drive species' and populations' susceptibilities to the ingestion of plastic. Here, we propose using nutritional ecology as a multidisciplinary framework for bridging the gaps that link nutrition, behavior, plastics, physiology and ecology. We show that nutritional niches are tightly linked to plastic ingestion, illustrating the application of our framework in the context of nutritional niche theory, habitat-specific foraging from species to populations, and transfer patterns in food webs.
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Gabriel Machovsky-Capuska, Christophe Amiot, Pablo Denuncio, Richard Grainger, David Raubenheimer. A nutritional perspective on plastic ingestion in wildlife. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2018. 〈hal-01944952〉



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