Effect of Insect Herbivore Guild Interactions on Population Dynamics of Plants

Name: Effect of Insect Herbivore Guild Interactions on Population Dynamics of Plants
Researchers: Münzbergová Zuzana (researcher)
Project Type: B - national grants (GA ČR, GA AVČR)
Realization from: 2008
Realization to: 2011
Summary: The aim of this project is to explore these two alternatives by quantifying existing patterns of occurrence and impacts of insect herbivores on Cirsium arvense by experimentally testing for direct and indirect effects of non-overlapping insect herbivore guilds on plant performance and population density and build integral projection model describing the population dynamics of the species to model the demographic consequences of these data. This research will contribute to development of safe, effective weed management that will limit the invasiveness of weedy and exotic plants.

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