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Bastien Castagneyrol, Hervé Jactel, Corinne Vacher, Eckehard G. Brockerhoff and Julia Koricheva Effects of plant phylogenetic diversity on herbivory depend on herbivore specialization Journal of Applied Ecology 51

Version of Record online: 29 OCT 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12175

Our study demonstrates that the establishment of mixed forests per se is not sufficient to convey associational resistance to herbivores if the identity of tree species associated in mixtures is not taken into account. As a general rule, mixing phylogenetically more distinct tree species, such as mixtures of conifers and broadleaved trees, results in more effective reduction in herbivore damage.

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