Katherine Muller

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Master's Candidate
Northwestern University

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Plant-herbivore interactions in tallgrass prairie (2012)

Habitat change influences dynamics between plants and their insect herbivores. We are investigating interactions between the purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia) and insect herbivores in fragmented prairies. We have previously found interesting "bottom-up" effects of plant genotype on insect communities, including greater herbivore damage on inbred and outcrossed plants compared to...