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Herbivore-induced changes in plant carbon allocation: Assessment of below-ground C fluxes using carbon-14
Effects of above-ground herbivory on shortterm plant carbon allocation were studied using maize (Zea mays) and a generalist lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata). We hypothesized that above-ground herbivory stimulates ...
Effects of above-ground herbivory on soil microbial biomass in conventional and no-tillage agroecosystems
The effects of above-ground herbivory on soil microbial biomass associated with maize (Zea muys) roots were measured in field experiments. Different grazing intensities were established by placing grasshoppers (0, 5, 10 ...
Balancing anti-herbivore benefits and anti-pollinator costs of defensive mutualists
Quantifying costs and benefits of ostensibly mutualistic interactions is an important step toward understanding their evolutionary trajectories. In food-for-protection interactions between ants and extrafloral nectar ...