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Flower-visiting insects of five tree species in a restored area of semideciduous seasonal forest
(Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil, 2011)
The reinstatement of biodiversity and ecological processes must be the major goal in restoration projects, which requires the establishment of biological interactions in addition to native plant population recovery. ...
Anthropogenic increase in carbon dioxide modifies plant-insect interactions
(Wiley Blackwell Publishing, Inc, 2017-01-27)
Industrialisation has elevated atmospheric levels of CO2 from original 280ppmto current levels at 400 ppm, which is estimated to double by 2050. Althoughhigh atmospheric CO2 levels affect insect interactions with host ...
Differences in effects of pyrrolizidine alkaloids on five generalist insect herbivore species
The evolution of the diversity in plant secondary compounds is often thought to be driven by insect herbivores, although there is little empirical evidence for this assumption. To investigate whether generalist insect ...
Plant-Insect Interactions: Do herbivores restrict the reproductive output of Spathoglottis plicata?
(External Scientific Advisory Committe (ESAC), 2012)
Cultural practices to reduce damage by borer insects in commercial cultivars of Amaranthus
Stem borer insects are one of the most important pest groups of Amaranthus crops on a global scale. In this study, we evaluated the magnitude of borer herbivory in five cultivars of Amaranthus experimentally in La Pampa, ...
Insect Galls From Serra Geral, Caetité, Ba, BrazilGalhas De Insetos Da Serra Geral, Caetité, Bahia, Brasil
(Universidade Estadual de Campinas UNICAMP, 2016)
Climate change: Resetting plant-insect interactions
(American Society of Plant Biologist, 2012-12)
Elevated CO 2 and temperature are altering the interactions between plants and insects with important implications for food security and natural ecosystems. Ecologically, the acceleration of plant phenology by warming is ...
Palaeoenvironmental interpretation of an Upper Triassic deposit in southwestern Gondwana (Argentina) based on an insect fauna, plant assemblage, and their interactions
(Elsevier Science, 2017-06)
We present a multidisciplinary study of the Potrerillos Formation at the Quebrada del Durazno locality, Cuyana Basin, central-western Argentina, providing novel information on the Upper Triassic biota and its palaeoenvironmental ...
Population and leaf-level variation of iridoid glycosides in the invasive weed Verbascum thapsus L. (common mullein): implications for herbivory by generalist insects
Plant-insect interactions, which are strongly mediated by chemical defenses, have the potential to shape invasion dynamics. Despite this, few studies have quantified natural variation in key defensive compounds of invasive ...