Barriers to movement and the response of herbivores to alternative cropping patterns

@article{Bergelson1987BarriersTM,
  title={Barriers to movement and the response of herbivores to alternative cropping patterns},
  author={Joy Bergelson and Peter M. Kareiva},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1987},
  volume={71},
  pages={457-460}
}
SummaryDoes the response of insect herbivores to the spatial dispersion of their food plants depend on whether alternative dispersions are available? To answer this question, four quartets of collard plots (Brassicae oleracae) were planted. Quartets contained two pairs of plots representing alternative planting designs. In one pair the alternatives were separated from one and other by a curtain barrier that effectively prevented plot to plot movement by the flea beetle, Phyllotreta cruciferae… CONTINUE READING

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