The Effects of Urban Warming on Herbivore Abundance and Street Tree Condition

@inproceedings{Dale2014TheEO,
  title={The Effects of Urban Warming on Herbivore Abundance and Street Tree Condition},
  author={Adam G Dale and Steven D. Frank},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2014}
}
Trees are essential to urban habitats because they provide services that benefit the environment and improve human health. Unfortunately, urban trees often have more herbivorous insect pests than rural trees but the mechanisms and consequences of these infestations are not well documented. Here, we examine how temperature affects the abundance of a scale insect, Melanaspis tenebricosa (Comstock) (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), on one of the most commonly planted street trees in the eastern U.S. Next… CONTINUE READING
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