Relative Importance of Environmental Stress and Herbivory in Reducing Litter Fall in a Semiarid Woodland

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We examined the impact of soil stress (low water and nutrient availabilities) and two keystone insect herbivores on pinyon pine (Pinus edulis) needle litterfall. We compared trees growing on two distinct soil types: volcanic cinders, which exhibit pronounced water and nutrient limitation, and sandy-loam soils, which have higher water-storage capacity and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-004-0001-6

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@article{Schuster2004RelativeIO, title={Relative Importance of Environmental Stress and Herbivory in Reducing Litter Fall in a Semiarid Woodland}, author={Thomas D. Schuster and Neil S. Cobb and Thomas G. Whitham and Stephen C. Hart}, journal={Ecosystems}, year={2004}, volume={8}, pages={62-72} }