Herbivore vs. nutrient control of marine primary producers: context-dependent effects.

@article{Burkepile2006HerbivoreVN,
  title={Herbivore vs. nutrient control of marine primary producers: context-dependent effects.},
  author={Deron E. Burkepile and Mark E Hay},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 12},
  pages={
          3128-39
        }
}
Pervasive overharvesting of consumers and anthropogenic nutrient loading are changing the strengths of top-down and bottom-up forces in ecosystems worldwide. Thus, identifying the relative and synergistic roles of these forces and how they differ across habitats, ecosystems, or primary-producer types is increasingly important for understanding how communities are structured. We used factorial meta-analysis of 54 field experiments that orthogonally manipulated herbivore pressure and nutrient… Expand
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