research data . Dataset . 2018

Supplementary material from "Urban rats have less variable, higher protein diets"

E. Guiry; M. Buckley;
  • Published: 01 Oct 2018
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
Over the past 1000 years, rats (<i>Rattus</i> spp.) have become one of the most successful and prolific pests in human society. Despite their cosmopolitan distribution across six continents and ubiquity throughout the world's cities, rat urban ecology remains poorly understood. We investigate the role of human foods in brown rat (<i>Rattus norvegicus</i>) diets in urban and rural areas over a 100 year period (<i>ca</i> AD 1790–1890) in Toronto, Canada using stable carbon (<i>δ</i><sup>13</sup>C) and nitrogen (<i>δ</i><sup>15</sup>N) isotope analyses of archaeological remains. We found that rat diets from urban sites were of higher quality and were more homogeneo...
Subjects
free text keywords: Environmental Science, Ecology, 60801 Animal Behaviour, FOS: Biological sciences
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SSHRC
Project
  • Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
Communities
Rural Digital Europe
Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage
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