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Edited by Breno Barros

Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Brazil


Studies of herbivory provide important insights into fundamental questions in many areas of the biological sciences. The focus on natural systems is more effective for the prediction of potential changes in ecosystems, given that agricultural systems are designed to create an equilibrium that optimizes the productive process. Given the ramifications of the processes related to herbivory, studies based on complementary approaches are necessary for a better understanding of the different aspects of the ecological process. This book attempts to expand on these different aspects of herbivory by presenting a multidisciplinary approach to a number of different themes, focusing on topics that range from basic research in natural habitats to the intrinsic relationships between animals and plants in agricultural systems.

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HerbivoryEdited by Breno Barros

Published: February 27th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/2718

ISBN: 978-953-51-1052-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5359-7

Copyright year: 2013

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11851 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Woody Plant-Herbivore Interactions in Semi-Arid Savanna Ecosystems

By Allan Sebata


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2. Are the Species of the Genus Avicennia L. (Acanthaceae) a “Superhost” Plants of Gall-Inducing Arthropods in Mangrove Forests?

By Rita de Cassia Oliveira dos Santos, Marcus Emanuel Barroncas Fernandes and Marlucia Bonifácio Martins


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3. Are Ephippid Fish a “Sleeping Functional Group”? – Herbivory Habits by Four Ephippidae Species Based on Stomach Contents Analysis

By Breno Barros, Yoichi Sakai, Hiroaki Hashimoto, Kenji Gushima, Yrlan Oliveira, Fernando Araújo Abrunhosa and Marcelo Vallinoto


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4. The Study of Herbivory and Plant Resistance in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems

By Michael J. Stout


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5. Planned Herbivory in the Management of Wildfire Fuels

By Roger S. Ingram, Morgan P. Doran and Glenn Nader


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