The interaction of plant genotype and herbivory decelerate leaf litter decomposition and alter nutrient dynamics.

We examined how plant genetic variation and a common herbivore (the leaf-galling aphid, Pemphigus betae ) influenced leaf litter quality, decomposition, and nutrient dynamics in a dominant riparian tree (Populus spp.). Based on both observational studies and a herbivore exclusion experiment using tr...

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Main Authors: Schweitzer, Jennifer A., Bailey, Joseph K., Hart, Stephen C., Wimp, Gina M., Chapman, Samantha K., Whitham, Thomas G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2005
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