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Phylogenetic diversity of plants alters the effect of species richness on invertebrate herbivory

Dinnage, Russell

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Long-standing ecological theory proposes that diverse communities of plants should experience a decrease in herbivory. Yet previous empirical examinations of this hypothesis have revealed that plant species richness increases herbivory in just as many systems as it decreases it. In this study, I ask whether more insight into the role of plant diversity in promoting or suppressing herbivory can be gained by incorporating information about the evolutionary history of species in a community. In an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153801
Source: PeerJ
DOI: 10.7717/peerj.93

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