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    Author(s): Diane Wagner; Linda DeFoliart; Patricia Doak; Jenny Schneiderheinze
    Date: 2008
    Source: Oecologia. 157: 259-267
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    We studied the effect of epidermal mining on aspen growth and physiology during an outbreak of Phyllocnistis populiella in the boreal forest of interior Alaska. Experimental reduction of leaf miner density across two sites and 3 years significantly increased annual apsen growth rates relative to naturally mined controls. Leaf mining damage was negatively related to leaf longevity. Mining damage to the top and bottom surfaces of leaves had different effects on physiology. Mining damage to the bottom leaf surface, where stomata are located, had significant negative effects on net photosynthesis and water vapor conductance.

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    Wagner, D.; DeFoliart, L.; Doak, P.; Schneiderheinze, J. 2008. Impact of epidermal leaf mining by the aspen leaf miner (Phyllocnistis populiella) on the growth, physiology, and leaf longevity of quaking aspen. Oecologia. 157: 259-267. DUPLICATE (delete?).


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    Populus tremuloides, Phyllocnistis populiella, herbivory, leaf mining, growth

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