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The role of interference competition in a sustained population outbreak of the aspen leaf miner in Alaska

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2015

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Doak, Patricia, and Wagner, Diane, 2015, The role of interference competition in a sustained population outbreak of the aspen leaf miner in Alaska: Basic and Applied Ecology, v. 16, no. 5, p. 434-442.

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Direct density-dependence through intraspecific competition may be an important mechanism permitting sustained herbivore outbreaks. In theory, interference competition could allow a relatively stable number of herbivore individuals to survive while moderating host plant damage. This research examined the potential role of intraspecific competition in permitting a decade-long outbreak of the aspen leaf miner, Phyllocnistis populiella, on Populus tremuloides in interior Alaska. A combination of observational and experimental studies examined larval food requirements, food resources, and the impacts of P. populiella larval density on survival, mass, and leaf mining damage. These results were then compared to those from nine years of survey [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2015.04.001
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1439-1791

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