The resource regulation hypothesis and positive feedback loops in plant–herbivore interactions

@article{Craig2010TheRR,
  title={The resource regulation hypothesis and positive feedback loops in plant–herbivore interactions},
  author={Timothy P. Craig},
  journal={Population Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52},
  pages={461-473}
}
Resource regulation occurs when herbivory maintains or increases plant susceptibility to further herbivory by the same species. A review of the literature indicates it is a widespread plant–animal interaction involving a diverse array of herbivores. At least three mechanisms can produce this positive feedback cycle. First, phytophagous insect and mammalian herbivore damage can stimulate dormant buds to produce vigorous juvenile growth, which is preferred for further attack. Juvenilization… CONTINUE READING

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