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Plant population size and isolation affect herbivory of Silene latifolia by the specialist herbivore Hadena bicruris and parasitism of the herbivore by parasitoids

Elzinga, J.A. and Turin, H. and Van Damme, J.M.M. and Biere, A. (2005) Plant population size and isolation affect herbivory of Silene latifolia by the specialist herbivore Hadena bicruris and parasitism of the herbivore by parasitoids. Oecologia, 144, 416-426. ISSN 0029-8549.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00442-005-0096-2

Abstract

Communicated by Christian Koerner Abstract Habitat fragmentation can affect levels of herbivory in plant populations if plants and herbivores are differentially affected by fragmentation. Moreover, if herbivores are top–down controlled by predators or parasitoids, herbivory may also be affected by differential effects of fragmentation on herbivores and their natural enemies. We used natural Silene latifolia populations to examine the effects of plant population size and isolation on the level of herbivory by the seed predating [KEYWORDS: Oviposition rate ; Parasitoids ; Isolation ; Population size ; Edge effects]

Item Type:Article
Institutes:Nederlands Instituut voor Ecologie (NIOO)
ID Code:11695
Deposited On:23 Nov 2011 01:00
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