Skip to main content
USGS - science for a changing world

Prevalence and predictability of handling effects in field studies: results from field experiments and a meta-analysis

Dates

Year
2003

Citation

Hik, David S., Brown, Melissa, Dabros, Anna, Weir, Jackie, and Cahill, James F., 2003, Prevalence and predictability of handling effects in field studies: results from field experiments and a meta-analysis: American Journal of Botany, v. 90, no. 2, p. 270-277.

Summary

Various effects on plant growth associated with handling or touching plants are well documented from greenhouse and laboratory studies, but are generally unknown or ignored under field conditions. We examined the prevalence of the effects of handling, at levels typical of many ecological experiments, on aboveground biomass and damage by invertebrate herbivores for a total of 16 common species from three plant communities in western Canada. Significant effects of handling were observed in the alpine meadow and grassland, but not in the boreal forest. Handling reduced aboveground biomass and increased the mean intensity of invertebrate leaf damage for most species. A meta-analysis of the relationship between plant traits and response [...]

Contacts

Tags

Categories
Other
Types

Provenance

Data source
File Processing
File Process
Type
End Note
Reference Item
6127 records
Reference File
NWBLCC-20160503-Saved.xml

Additional Information

Identifiers

Type Scheme Key
DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 10.3732/ajb.90.2.270

Citation Extension

journalAmerican Journal of Botany
parts
typeNotes
value9619
typePages
value270-277
typeVolume
value90
typeNumber
value2
citationTypeJournal Article

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...