Herbivory and Stoichiometric Feedbacks to Primary Production

  title={Herbivory and Stoichiometric Feedbacks to Primary Production},
  author={Jennifer Adams Krumins and Valdis Krumins and Eric Forgoston and L. Billings and Wim H van der Putten and Vishal Shah},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Established theory addresses the idea that herbivory can have positive feedbacks on nutrient flow to plants. Positive feedbacks likely emerge from a greater availability of organic carbon that primes the soil by supporting nutrient turnover through consumer and especially microbially-mediated metabolism in the detrital pool. We developed an entirely novel stoichiometric model that demonstrates the mechanism of a positive feedback. In particular, we show that sloppy or partial feeding by… CONTINUE READING
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