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Abstract: Plants balance resource allocation to growth with antiherbivore
defenses for survival. Sometimes, these defenses fail and insect herbivores outbreak.
Because they lack a recent coevolutionary history, exotic herbivores often overcome plant
defenses, becoming invasive in impacted ecosystems. I examine the effect of two invasive
sap-feeding insects, hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA, Adelges... read more