Experimental demonstration of the anti-herbivore effects of silica in grasses: impacts on foliage digestibility and vole growth rates

Massey, Fergus P and Hartley, Sue E (2006) Experimental demonstration of the anti-herbivore effects of silica in grasses: impacts on foliage digestibility and vole growth rates. Proceedings B: Biological Sciences, 273. pp. 2299-2304. ISSN 0962-8452

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Additional Information: Hartley helped develop the ideas, design the experiments and did substantial amounts of the writing. This is the first experimental demonstration that silica is an effective inducible defence that reduces vole growth rates, identifying the first credible mechanism by which plant-based factors could drive population cycles in small mammals.
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Biology and Environmental Science
Depositing User: Susan Hartley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:55
Last Modified: 22 May 2012 15:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22960
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