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Modeling the dynamics of woody plant-herbivore interactions with age-dependent toxicity

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2012

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Liu, Rongsong, Gourley, Stephen A., Deangelis, Donald L., and Bryant, John P., 2012, Modeling the dynamics of woody plant-herbivore interactions with age-dependent toxicity: Journal of mathematical biology, v. 65, no. 3, p. 521-552.

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In this paper we study the effects that woody plant chemical defenses may have on interactions between boreal hares that in winter feed almost entirely on twigs. We focus particularly on the fact that toxin concentration often varies with the age of twig segments. The model incorporates the fact that the woody internodes of the youngest segments of the twigs of the deciduous angiosperm species that these hares prefer to eat are more defended by toxins than the woody internodes of the older segments that subtend and support the younger segments. Thus, the per capita daily intake of the biomass of the older segments of twigs by hares is much higher than their intake of the biomass of the younger segments of twigs. This age-dependent [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.1007/s00285-011-0470-0
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0303-6812

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