Docherty, Maureen and Hurst, Debra K. and Holopainen, Jarmo K. and Whittaker, John B. and Lea, Peter J. and Watt, Allan D. (1996) Carbon dioxide-induced changes in beech foliage cause female beech weevil larvae to feed in a compensatory manner. Global Change Biology, 2 (4). pp. 335-341. ISSN 1354-1013Full text not available from this repository.
The phenology of Fagus sylvatica was unaffected by exposure to an atmosphere of elevated CO2 (600 μL L-1) after two years of fumigation. Non-significant changes in nitrogen and phenolic content of the leaves decreased the nutritional status of beech for female larvae in elevated CO2 such that they responded by eating in a compensatory manner; males were unaffected. Rates of development, mortality and adult biomass of Rhynchaenus fagi were no different from those in ambient CO2 concentrations (355 μL L -1). It is possible that, with the changes in leaf chemistry affecting the females, fecundity will be altered, with important consequences for populations of beech weevil.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Global Change Biology|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||CO2 compensatory feeding • Fagus sylvatica • herbivory • leaf-miner • Rhynchaenus fagi|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||18 Feb 2009 10:09|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 13:33|
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