Population Variation, Environmental Gradients, and the Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense against Herbivory

@article{Hahn2019PopulationVE,
  title={Population Variation, Environmental Gradients, and the Evolutionary Ecology of Plant Defense against Herbivory},
  author={Philip G. Hahn and A. Agrawal and Kira I Sussman and J. Maron},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2019},
  volume={193},
  pages={20 - 34}
}
  • Philip G. Hahn, A. Agrawal, +1 author J. Maron
  • Published 2019
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • A central tenet of plant defense theory is that adaptation to the abiotic environment sets the template for defense strategies, imposing a trade-off between plant growth and defense. Yet this trade-off, commonly found among species occupying divergent resource environments, may not occur across populations of single species. We hypothesized that more favorable climates and higher levels of herbivory would lead to increases in growth and defense across plant populations. We evaluated whether… CONTINUE READING
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