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Andrew M. Gormley, E. Penelope Holland, Roger P. Pech, Caroline Thomson and Ben Reddiex Impacts of an invasive herbivore on indigenous forests Journal of Applied Ecology 49

Version of Record online: 2 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02219.x

Our study provides evidence that sustained, extensive control of invasive herbivores can result in significant conservation benefits to susceptible tree species, and that both impacts and benefits can be measured using data typically collected in herbivore impact studies. Furthermore, it shows how local factors such as forest composition can influence the impact of herbivory, how this can be included in large-scale assessments of the benefits of pest control and how site- and species-specific damage thresholds can be derived for improving pest management.

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