Herbivory and plant competition reduce mountain beech seedling growth and establishment in New Zealand

  title={Herbivory and plant competition reduce mountain beech seedling growth and establishment in New Zealand},
  author={Sean W. Husheer and Alastair W. Robertson and David Anthony Coomes and Chris Miles Frampton},
  journal={Plant Ecology},
The effect of herbivory and resource availability on the competitive ability of different plant species has been an area of intense debate amongst plant ecologists for at least two decades, but the interactive effects of herbivory and plant competition between woody and herbaceous plants are rarely studied and theory is poorly developed. This study used experimental manipulations on transplanted and naturally occurring mountain beech (Nothofagus solandri var. cliffortioides) seedlings to show… CONTINUE READING
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