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The effects of burn frequency on the density of some grasshoppers and leaf miners in a Florida sandhill community
Author(s): A. Kerstyn and P. Stiling
Publication Type: Article
Journal: Florida Entomologist
Journal Link: http://journals.fcla.edu/flaent
Article Topic(s): Disturbance, Stress
Research Setting(s): Sandhill
Species Referenced: Carphephorus corymbosus (Florida paintbrush),
AbstractDescribes results of a study surveying herbivores on plants following wildfires in Florida sandhills. The density of grasshoppers on Carphephorus corymbosus was higher in areas that burned more frequently (5 years or less between fires) than less frequently (7 years or greater between fires). These results may indicate the occurrence of healthier plants in the areas that burn more frequently. The full article is available here http://journals.fcla.edu/flaent/article/view/59489.
Suggested CitationA. Kerstyn and P. Stiling. "The effects of burn frequency on the density of some grasshoppers and leaf miners in a Florida sandhill community." Florida Entomologist 82.4 (1999): 499-505.
Article LinksISSN: 0015-4040