Title

Error management in plant allocation to herbivore defense

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

8-1-2015

Abstract

Herbivores can greatly reduce plant fitness. Error management theory (EMT) predicts the evolution of adaptive plant defensive strategies that err towards making less-costly errors so as to avoid making rare, costly errors. EMT provides a common framework for understanding observed levels of variation in plant defense among and within species.

Publication Title

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Volume

30

Issue

8

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