Leaves are among the most abundant organs on earth and are a defining feature of most terrestrial ecosystems. However, a leaf is also a potential meal for a hungry animal and the question therefore arises, why does so much foliage survive in nature? What mechanisms protect leaves so that, on a global scale, only a relatively small proportion of living leaf material is consumed? Leaf survival is in large part due to two processes: firstly, leaf-eating organisms fall prey to predators (top-down pressure on the herbivore); ...

Leaf Defence 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198777830


Leaf Defence 2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199671441