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A Framework for Predicting Intraspecific Variation in Plant Defense.
One of the most well-supported theories regarding the evolution of plant defenses is the resource availability hypothesis (RAH). RAH posits that species from high-resource environments grow fast andExpand
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Land‐use legacies and present fire regimes interact to mediate herbivory by altering the neighboring plant community
Past and present human activities, such as historic agriculture and fire suppression, are widespread and can create depauperate plant communities. Although many studies show that herbivory on focalExpand
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Population Variation, Environmental Gradients, and the Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense against Herbivory
A central tenet of plant defense theory is that adaptation to the abiotic environment sets the template for defense strategies, imposing a trade-off between plant growth and defense. Yet thisExpand
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Neighbor palatability generates associational effects by altering herbivore foraging behavior.
Despite increasing evidence that herbivory on a focal plant may hinge upon the identity of its neighbors, it is not clear whether predictable mechanisms govern the nature and magnitude of suchExpand
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Exotic Slugs Pose a Previously Unrecognized Threat to the Herbaceous Layer in a Midwestern Woodland
Developing effective restoration strategies requires first identifying the underlying factors limiting native plant recovery. The slug Deroceras reticulatum is an important herbivore in Europe, aExpand
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Land-use history alters contemporary insect herbivore community composition and decouples plant-herbivore relationships.
Past land use can create altered soil conditions and plant communities that persist for decades, although the effects of these altered conditions on consumers are rarely investigated. Using aExpand
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Consumers and establishment limitations contribute more than competitive interactions in sustaining dominance of the exotic herb garlic mustard in a Wisconsin, USA forest
The understory is a diverse component of temperate forest ecosystems, contributing significantly to forest ecosystem services. Despite their importance, many native understories face stresses fromExpand
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Ontogenetic responses of four plant species to additive and interactive effects of land‐use history, canopy structure and herbivory
Summary The strength of interactions among species is often highly variable in space and time, and a major challenge in understanding context-dependent effects of herbivores lies in disentanglingExpand
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Land-Use History and Contemporary Management Inform an Ecological Reference Model for Longleaf Pine Woodland Understory Plant Communities
Ecological restoration is frequently guided by reference conditions describing a successfully restored ecosystem; however, the causes and magnitude of ecosystem degradation vary, making simpleExpand
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Spatial arrangement of canopy structure and land-use history alter the effect that herbivores have on plant growth
The spatial arrangement of past and present human activities could affect the strength of species interactions through changes to environmental conditions. To better understand how land-use historyExpand
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