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Intense disturbance enhances plant susceptibility to herbivory: Natural and experimental evidence

Author(s): D. A. Spiller and A. A. Agrawal

Month: Apr
Year: 2003

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 84
Issue: 4
Pages: 890-897

Article Topic(s): Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Coastal

Species Referenced: Conocarpus erectus (Button mangrove),

Abstract

Researches 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.

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D. A. Spiller and A. A. Agrawal. "Intense disturbance enhances plant susceptibility to herbivory: Natural and experimental evidence." Ecology 84.4 (2003): 890-897.

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