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Variation in flowering phenology and its consequences for lupines colonizing Mount St. Helens
Species colonizing large-scale disturbances face heterogeneous environmental conditions that may strongly affect the relationship between phenotypic variation and reproduction. We investigated spatiotemporal variation in ...
When can herbivores reverse the spread of an invading plant? A test case from Mount St. Helens
(American Naturalist, 2005)
Here we study the spatial dynamics of a coinvading consumerresource pair. We present a theoretical treatment with extensive empirical data from a longstudied field system in which native herbivorous insects attack a ...
The Effect of Consumers and Mutualists of Vaccinium membranaceum at Mount St. Helens: Dependence on Successional Context
(PLoS One, 2011)
In contrast to secondary succession, studies of terrestrial primary succession largely ignore the role of biotic interactions, other than plant facilitation and competition, despite the expectation that simplified interaction ...
Trophic interactions during primary succession: Herbivores slow the reinvasion of lupines on Mount St. Helens
(American Naturalist, 2000)
Lupines (Lupinus lepidus var. lobbii), the earliest plant colonists of primary successional habitats at Mount St. Helens, were expected to strongly affect successional trajectories through facilitative effects. However, ...
After the disaster: The hydrogeomorphic, ecological, and biological responses to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington
(Geological Society of America, 2009)
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens caused instantaneous landscape disturbance on a grand scale. On 18 May 1980, an ensemble of volcanic processes, including a debris avalanche, a directed pyroclastic density current, ...
A Stoichiometric Model of Early Plant Primary Succession
(American Naturalist, 2011)
The relative importance of plant facilitation and competition during primary succession depends on the development of ecosystem nutrient pools, yet the interaction of these processes remains poorly understood. To explore ...