Between-species differences in leaf defenses of tropical trees

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Science
Department Biology
Creator Coley, Phyllis D.
Title Between-species differences in leaf defenses of tropical trees
Date 1987
Description Rates of herbivory and patterns of leaf defense are presented for light-demanding and shade-tolerant tree species growing in a lowland rainforest in Panama. More than 85 percent of the annual leaf damage is due to grazing by insects. There are over three orders of magnitude difference between species in the rates of herbivory on mature leaves. More than 70 percent of this variation can be statistically explained by measured defenses.
Type Text
Publisher Intermountain Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
First Page 30
Last Page 35
Subject Herbivory; Interspecific variation; Panama; Growth rate; Shade tolerance; Treefall gaps; Tropical forest; Understory; Tannins; Alkaloids
Subject LCSH Forest ecology -- Tropics; Plant defenses
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Coley, P. D. (1987). Between-species differences in leaf defenses of tropical trees, in Fourth Annual Wildland Shrub Symposium on Plant-Herbivore Interactions. Provenza, Frederick. D., Flinders, Jerran T., & McArthur, E. Durant. (eds), 30-35.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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