Agrawal, A. A., K. R. Kosola, and D. Parry. 2002. Gypsy moth defoliation and N fertilization affect hybrid poplar regeneration following coppicing. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32:1491-1495.
The interaction between insect outbreaks and forest health or tree plantation management has been considered rarely from an experimental approach. From 1996-98, Agrawal et al experimentally created a gypsy moth outbreak that defoliated large plots of mature hybrid poplars, Populus xeuramericana, with half of the plots fertilized in a factorial design. They examined the mortality and regeneration of the coppiced trees in the following growing season.
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