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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

Month: Sep
Year: 1994

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Ecology
Volume: 75
Issue: 6
Pages: 1661-1672

Article Topic(s): Invasive species,Disturbance
Research Setting(s): Forest

Species Referenced: Lonicera sempervirens (Coral honeysuckle),

Abstract

Compares 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 Citation

K. 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.

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