Insect Herbivory Increases Litter Quality and Decomposition: An Extension of the Acceleration Hypothesis.

Herbivore alteration of litter inputs may change litter decomposition rates and influence ecosystem nutrient cycling. In a semiarid woodland at Sunset Crater National Monument, Arizona, long-term insect herbivore removal experiments and the presence of herbivore resistant and susceptible pinyon pine...

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Main Authors: Chapman, Samantha K., Hart, Stephen C., Cobb, Neil S., Whitham, Thomas G., Koch, George W.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Published: 2003
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