ZHANG Zejun,LI Youxu,WEI Wei,et al.On Nutrition Ecology of Wild Red Panda: Research Status and Perspectives[J].Journal of China West Normal University(Natural Sciences),2017,38(01):1-5.[doi:10.16246/j.issn.1673-5072.2017.01.001]





On Nutrition Ecology of Wild Red Panda: Research Status and Perspectives
(西华师范大学 生命科学学院,四川 南充637009)
ZHANG ZejunLI YouxuWEI WeiZHOU HongHONG Mingsheng
(College of Life Sciences,China West Normal University,Nanchong Sichuan 637009,China)
Ailurus fulgens (red panda)staplefood bamboobehavioral adaptationnutrition balancegeometrical
The impact of food nutrients on animal behaviors has always been one of the core issues in Nutritional Ecology research.Under seasonal environmental changes,herbivores will adjust its behavior and physiology in a compensatory way so as to meet the nutrition demand of survival and reproduction.Although the red panda (Ailurus fulgens) is classified under Carnivore retaining the same typical digestive tracts,its feeding habits have changed to a bamboo diet in specialty.Therefore, its latter acquired herbivorous lifestyle and seasonal diet composition provide a peculiar opportunity to explore how shifts in herbivore behavior allow a specie to cope with lownutrient food quality challenges.In this paper,a brief introduction about nutrition ecology of wild animals will be given first,then a summary of the research status on Nutritional Ecology of wild red panda is discussed from the perspective of feeding strategy,space usage,reproductive behavior and so on.It is suggested that traditional ecological studies can be combined with some new research techniques,such as microsatellite markers,autotriggered cameras and GPS autoreleased collars and so on,and the impact of balanced nutrition intake on wild red panda can be tested under geometrical framework model.These studies forecast a revelation to the behavioral adaptation mechanism of red pandas to cope with the seasonal food change of bamboos.It is hoped that the understanding of the coevolution relationship between red pandas and bamboos will be raised to a new level.


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作者简介:张泽钧(1972—) ,男,四川遂宁人,博士,教授,主要从事大熊猫等珍稀动物的研究与保护。
通信作者:张泽钧,E-mail: zhangzj@ioz.ac.cn
引用本文:张泽钧,李有绪,韦伟,等.野生小熊猫营养生态学研究:现状与前瞻[J].西华师范大学学报(自然科学版),2017,38(1):1-5.[ZHANG Zejun,LI Youxu,WEI Wei,et al.On nutrition ecology of wild red panda: research status and perspectives[J].Journal of China West Normal University(Natural Sciences),2017,38(1):1-5.]野生小熊猫营养生态学研究:现状与前瞻
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