herbivory


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herbivory

(hɜːˈbɪvərɪ)
n
the consumption of plants
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tuvolu will redefine tundra bvoc emission estimates to account for rapid and dramatic climate warming accompanied by effects of vegetation change, Permafrost thaw, Insect outbreaks and herbivory using multidisciplinary, Established and novel methodology.
The structural integrity of forest vegetation types can be modified or compromised in cases of locally abundant deer with intense and frequent herbivory (Raymer, 2000).
Ecologically, deer herbivory is a fairly well-understood phenomenon.
Forest Lepidoptera are among the most studied groups involved in outbreak events, partly because of their frequent stand-level herbivory on economically important species (Myers 1988).
Species reaching secondary forest fragments must deal with variable levels of shade and limited opportunities for increasing biomass, whereas species dispersing into pastures must face extremes in physical and biological conditions such as excessive light, high temperatures, water stress, competition with aggressive grasses, and high herbivory (Nepstad, Uhl, Pereira, & da Silva, 1996; Holl, 2002; Chazdon, 2003; 2008).
Results of previous deer herbivory research could cause biologists concern when managing wetlands as suitable habitat for migratory waterfowl because intense herbivory can negatively impact plant communities.
Com earworm (Helicoverpa zea) herbivory to maize is economically damaging worldwide and provides many challenges for farmers and consumers.
As a result, these plants may have reduced herbivory on leaves, buds and flowers and a high reproductive success (Almeida and Figueiredo, 2003; Heil et al.
The evolution of herbivory was revolutionary to life on land because it meant terrestrial vertebrates could directly access the vast resources provided by terrestrial plants," says paleontologist Robert Reisz, a professor in the Department of Biology.
Paleontologist Robert Reisz, a professor in the Department of Biology, said the evolution of herbivory was revolutionary to life on land because it meant terrestrial vertebrates could directly access the vast resources provided by terrestrial plants.