Increased chemical resistance explains low herbivore colonization of introduced seaweed

Abstract

The success of introduced species is often attributed to release from co-evolved enemies in the new range and a subsequent decreased allocation to defense (EICA), but these hypotheses have rarely been evaluated for systems with low host-specificity of enemies. Here, we compare herbivore utilization of the brown seaweed, Fucus evanescens, and its coexisting… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00442-006-0407-2

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