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Contrasting patterns of insect herbivory and predation pressure across a tropical rainfall gradient

Abstract:

One explanation for the extraordinarily high tree diversity of tropical lowland forests is that it is maintained by specialized natural enemies such as insect herbivores, which cause distance- and density-dependent mortality. Insect herbivory could also explain the positive correlation between tree species richness and rainfall if herbivory increases with rainfall, is higher on locally abundant versus rare species, and is not limited by predation pressure at wet sites. To test these predictio...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted mManuscript

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10.1111/btp.12513

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Weissflog, A More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Comita, LS More by this author
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Ohio State University More from this funder
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Biotropica Journal website
Volume:
50
Issue:
2
Pages:
302-311
Publication date:
2017-11-22
Acceptance date:
2017-09-26
DOI:
EISSN:
1744-7429
ISSN:
0006-3606
Pubs id:
pubs:738299
URN:
uri:345de220-c63e-4fed-854c-c286d4ca1bd3
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uuid:345de220-c63e-4fed-854c-c286d4ca1bd3
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pubs:738299

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