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dc.contributor.authorHodge, Simonen
dc.contributor.authorKeesing, V.en
dc.contributor.authorWratten, Stephen D.en
dc.contributor.authorLövei, G. L.en
dc.contributor.authorPalmer, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCilgi, T.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-14T22:25:01Z
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.identifier.citationHodge, S., Keesing, V., Wratten, S. D., Lovei, G. L., Palmer, J., & Cilgi, T. (1998). Herbivore damage and leaf loss in the New Zealand pepper tree ('kawakawa', Macropiper excelsum, Piperaceae). New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 22(2), 173-180.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-6465en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4956
dc.description.abstractThe pattern of herbivore damage on the New Zealand pepper tree (kawakawa; Macropiper excelsum) caused by its main insect herbivore (Cleora scriptaria) was investigated in the field and laboratory. In the field, only a small proportion of kawakawa leaves had no herbivore damage and C. scriptaria typically produced a number of small holes in each leaf. Leaves were shed at a rapid rate but leaf shedding was not increased by higher levels of herbivore damage. Some older leaves had less damage than would be expected for their age, possibly suggesting some variation in leaf susceptibility to herbivory. The effect of previous leaf damage on subsequent herbivory was examined in the field and laboratory. On no occasion did artificial leaf damage, or herbivory by larvae of the same or another species, affect the edibility of leaves to C. scriptaria. The results suggest that leaf shedding by kawakawa was not primarily a response to herbivore damage and induced defences against herbivores could not be demonstrated in this system.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe New Zealand Lottery Board and the British Council (grant HEL 0984) provided funding.en
dc.format.extent173-180en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Ecological Society.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - New Zealand Ecological Society.en
dc.rightsCopyright © New Zealand Ecological Societyen
dc.subjectMacropiper excelsumen
dc.subjectPiperaceaeen
dc.subjectinduced defencesen
dc.subjectabscissionen
dc.subjectCleora scriptariaen
dc.subjectGeometridaeen
dc.subjectkawakawaen
dc.subjectherbivoryen
dc.subjectinsect-plant interactionen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleHerbivore damage and leaf loss in the New Zealand pepper tree ('Kawakawa'; Macropiper excelsum; Piperaceae)en
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitBio-Protection Research Centreen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Ecologyen
pubs.issue2en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/AGSC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/BPRC
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.volume22en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-6933-5253
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5168-8277


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