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Effects of herbivory on growth and biomass allocation in native and introduced species of Lonicera
Author(s): K. A. Schierenbeck, R. N. Mack and R. R. Sharitz
Publication Type: Article
Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest
Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),
AbstractCompares growth and biomass of the invasive Lonicera japonica and the native L. sempervirens among three herbivory treatments. Lonicera sempervirens had higher growth rates and greater biomass than L. japonica in the absence of herbivory. However, L. sempervirens had higher levels of herbivore damage than L. japonica. Additionally, L. japonica accumulated greater biomass, particularly to leaves and stems, under conditions of herbivory. These differences may give L. japonica an advantage over L. sempervirens.
Suggested CitationK. A. Schierenbeck, R. N. Mack and R. R. Sharitz. "Effects of herbivory on growth and biomass allocation in native and introduced species of Lonicera." Ecology 75.6 (1994): 1661-1672.