Variance and Skew of the Distribution of Plant Quality Influence Herbivore Population Dynamics

@inproceedings{UnderwoodVarianceAS,
  title={Variance and Skew of the Distribution of Plant Quality Influence Herbivore Population Dynamics},
  author={Nora Underwood}
}
Individual genotypes, phenotypes, or species of plants can vary in their effects on herbivore population dynamics. In this study I used a simulation model to explore how the distribution of plant quality in a plant population affects the population dynamics of insect herbivores feeding on those plants. The model considers an herbivore population moving among patches (plants) with differing parameters for growth and carrying capacity. Observed population sizes across all patches were compared to… CONTINUE READING
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