Quality or quantity: the direct and indirect effects of host plants on herbivores and their natural enemies

@article{Stiling2004QualityOQ,
  title={Quality or quantity: the direct and indirect effects of host plants on herbivores and their natural enemies},
  author={Peter D Stiling and Daniel C. Moon},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={142},
  pages={413-420}
}
Resource quality (plant nitrogen) and resource quantity (plant density) have often been argued to be among the most important factors influencing herbivore densities. A difficulty inherent in the studies that manipulate resource quality, by changing nutrient levels, is that resource quantity can be influenced simultaneously, i.e. fertilized plants grow more. In this study we disentangled the potentially confounding effects of plant quality and quantity on herbivore trophic dynamics by… CONTINUE READING
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