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Data from: Bark beetles attacking conifer seedlings: picking on the weakest or feasting upon the fittest?

Stephanie L. Sopow, Martin K.-F. Bader & Eckehard G. Brockerhoff
1. Plant stress from causes such as drought is thought to increase the susceptibility of plants to herbivore attack and damage. Although this forms the basis of the widely cited plant stress hypothesis, there are few cases where this has been tested thoroughly. 2. We compared the frequency of attack and damage of an invasive pine bark beetle Hylates ater, on seedlings of Pinus radiata, using a 2×2 factorial design with artificially induced stress and...

Data from: Host range expansion of native insects to exotic trees increases with area of introduction and presence of congeneric native trees

Manuela Branco, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff, Bastien Castagneyrol, Christophe Orazio & Hervé Jactel
1. Exotic tree species are widely used in forest plantations for their often high productivity and performance compared to native trees. However, these advantages may be compromised by herbivore damage. 2. A list of European insect species that have expanded their host range to one of 28 exotic tree species introduced to Europe was compiled from a systematic literature review. The number of successful expansions was analysed using three predictors: (1) phylogenetic relatedness between exotic...

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  • University of Lisbon
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  • French National Institute for Agricultural Research
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  • Royal Holloway University of London
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  • European Forest Institute
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  • University of Bordeaux
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