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Intense disturbance enhances plant susceptibility to herbivory: Natural and experimental evidence
Author(s): D. A. Spiller and A. A. Agrawal
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Coastal
Species Referenced: Conocarpus erectus (Button mangrove),
AbstractResearches herbivory following Hurricane Lili in the Bahamas. Foliage sprouting on shrubs damaged from storm surges was observed to have higher levels of herbivory than on shrubs protected from the storm. An experiment confirmed that foliage sprouting from damaged shrubs is more susceptible to herbivory than foliage sprouting from undisturbed shrubs.
Suggested CitationD. A. Spiller and A. A. Agrawal. "Intense disturbance enhances plant susceptibility to herbivory: Natural and experimental evidence." Ecology 84.4 (2003): 890-897.