The Ecology of Plant Chemistry and Multi-Species Interactions in Diversified Agroecosystems

  title={The Ecology of Plant Chemistry and Multi-Species Interactions in Diversified Agroecosystems},
  author={Rodolfo Faria Silva and Gabriela Rabeschini and Giovanna L. R. Peinado and Leandro G. Cosmo and Luiz Rezende and Rafael K. Murayama and Mart{\'i}n Pareja},
  journal={Frontiers in Plant Science},
Over the past few years, our knowledge of how ecological interactions shape the structure and dynamics of natural communities has rapidly advanced. Plant chemical traits play key roles in these processes because they mediate a diverse range of direct and indirect interactions in a community-wide context. Many chemically mediated interactions have been extensively studied in industrial cropping systems, and thus have focused on simplified, pairwise and linear interactions that rarely incorporate… 

Structural and compositional dimensions of phytochemical diversity in the genus Piper reflect distinct ecological modes of action

An increasing number of ecological studies have used chemical diversity as a functionally relevant, scalable measure of phytochemical mixtures, demanding more rigorous attention to how chemical

From the leaf to the community: Distinct dimensions of phytochemical diversity shape insect–plant interactions within and among individual plants

Plant secondary chemistry is known to be an important driver of plant–insect community structure across ecological scales. Recently, the concept of phytochemical diversity (PD) has been introduced to

Balancing Disturbance and Conservation in Agroecosystems to Improve Biological Control.

To facilitate the adoption of conservation practices that improve top-down control across significant areas of the landscape, these practices will need to provide multifunctional benefits, but should be implemented with natural enemies explicitly in mind.

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Occurrence of Citropsis articulata in Tropical Forests in Uganda: Implication for Ex Situ Conservation

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Indirect interaction webs: An introduction

The authors in this volume review studies that integrate direct and indirect effects of plant- mediated traits on the ecology and evolution of plant–herbivore and other plant-mediated interactions to provide a more complete understanding of plant -based ecological community structure.

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Indirect defence via tritrophic interactions.

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Indirect defences are increasingly being discussed as an environmentally-friendly crop protection strategy, but much more knowledge on their fitness effects under certain environmental conditions is required before the authors can understand their ecological and evolutionary relevance, and before tritrophic interactions can serve as a reliable tool in agronomy.

Volatile Organic Compound Mediated Interactions at the Plant-Microbe Interface

Bacteria and other microbes may select for VOCs, enabling plants to control microbial colonizers on their surfaces, thereby promoting the growth of mutualists and preventing the establishment of detrimental microbes.

Herbivore‐induced plant volatiles and tritrophic interactions across spatial scales

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Linkages among trait-mediated indirect effects: a new framework for the indirect interaction web

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This first use of meta-analysis to evaluate the effects of diversification schemes, a potentially more powerful tool than tallies of significant positive and negative outcomes (vote-counting), revealed stronger overall effects on all parameters measured compared to previous reviews.