Interplant variation in creosotebush foliage characteristics and canopy arthropods

@article{Lightfoot1989InterplantVI,
  title={Interplant variation in creosotebush foliage characteristics and canopy arthropods},
  author={David Lightfoot and Walter G. Whitford},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={1989},
  volume={81},
  pages={166-175}
}
We conducted a field study to test the hypothesis that creosotebush (Larrea tridentata) shrubs growing in naturally nutrient-rich sites had better quality foliage and supported greater populations of foliage arthropods than shrubs growing in nutrient-poor sites. Nutrient-rich sites had significantly higher concentrations of soil nitrogen than nutrient-poor sites. Multivariate analysis of variance revealed significant differences between high nutrient and low nutrient shrubs based on a number of… CONTINUE READING
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