publication . Article . Book . Other literature type . 1988

Marine Plant-Herbivore Interactions: The Ecology of Chemical Defense

Mark Hay; Fenical, W.;
  • Published: 01 Nov 1988 Journal: Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics, volume 19, pages 111-145 (issn: 0066-4162, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews
Herbivory has a profound effect on seaweeds in both temperate and tropical communities (11, 17, 21, 33, 43, 47, 80, 124). This is especially true on coral reefs where 60-97% (11, 42) of the total seaweed production may be removed by herbivores. To persist in marine communities, seaweeds must escape, deter, or tolerate herbivory. The ecological and evolutionary importance of spatial and temporal escapes has been extensively studied for seaweeds and adequately reviewed in the recent literature (33, 45, 47, 71, 80). The ability of seaweeds to tolerate herbivory has received limited attention. On coral reefs, rapidly growing filamentous algae are heavily grazed, but...
free text keywords: Ecology, Algae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Habitat, Chemical defense, Herbivore, Temperate climate, Mesograzer, Allelopathy, Coral reef, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography
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