Fraction of host plant's biomass consumed by herbivores

Value 7 %
Organism Biosphere
Reference David Pimentel, H. Pimentel, Food, Energy, and Society, Third Edition, 2008, chapter 2 p. 23 top paragraph
Primary Source Pimentel, D. 1988. Herbivore population feeding pressure on plant host: Feedback evolution and host conservation. Oikos 53: 289–302
Method A recent survey of 92 herbivores feeding in nature
Entered by Uri M
ID 105923