Associational Resistance and Associational Susceptibility: Having Right or Wrong Neighbors

  title={Associational Resistance and Associational Susceptibility: Having Right or Wrong Neighbors},
  author={Pedro Barbosa and Jessica Hines and Ian Kaplan and Holly Martinson and Adrianna Szczepaniec and Zsofia Szendrei},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
Specific plant associations may decrease (associational resistance, AR) or increase (associational susceptibility, AS) the likelihood of detection by, and/or vulnerability to, herbivores. We discuss presumed mechanisms leading to AR and AS, suggest others, and conduct meta-analyses on plant and herbivore traits affecting AR and AS, and the effects of habitat. Specific plant associations determine the likelihood of detection and/or vulnerability of focal plants to herbivores. AS is more likely… 

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