We were on the team finally solving the puzzle of the unusual isotopic signals in Romanian cave bears: they were herbivorous after all!
New paper published in Scientific Reports:
Naito YI, Meleg IN, Robu M, Vlaicu M, Drucker DG, Wißing C, Hofreiter M, Barlow A, Bocherens H (2020) Heavy reliance on plants for Romanian cave bears evidenced by amino acid nitrogen isotope analysis. Scientific Reports 10: 6612. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-62990-0
And excellent blog post on the Nature Ecology and Evolution Community! https://natureecoevocommunity.nature.com/users/377056-yuichi-naito/posts/65631-herbivory-in-carnivora-the-case-of-emblematic-cave-bears