Herbivores differentially limit the seedling growth and sapling recruitment of two dominant rain forest trees

@article{Norghauer2013HerbivoresDL,
  title={Herbivores differentially limit the seedling growth and sapling recruitment of two dominant rain forest trees},
  author={Julian M. Norghauer and David McClintock Newbery},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2013},
  volume={174},
  pages={459-469}
}
Resource heterogeneity may influence how plants are attacked and respond to consumers in multiple ways. Perhaps a better understanding of how this interaction might limit sapling recruitment in tree populations may be achieved by examining species’ functional responses to herbivores on a continuum of resource availability. Here, we experimentally reduced herbivore pressure on newly established seedlings of two dominant masting trees in 40 canopy gaps, across c. 80 ha of tropical rain forest in… CONTINUE READING