function of bark

K. C. Larson Klarson at MAIL.UCA.EDU
Wed Sep 29 15:56:21 EST 1999

Several researchers have asked whether bark characteristics might 
impact colonization by vines (structural parasites).  While there is 
evidence that some tree species are more likely to be climbed than 
others, Talley et al (ECOLOGY 77:1277-1285) actually found 
shagbark hickory to have more poison ivy vines than expected.  
This relatively recent paper also provide a good literature review. 
Katherine C. Larson
Department of Biology
University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR 72035
PHONE: 501-450-5928

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