PerspectiveEcology

Crafting the Pieces of the Diversity Jigsaw Puzzle

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Science  25 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5790, pp. 1055-1057
DOI: 10.1126/science.1131117

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Summary

Herbivorous insect species are more numerous in tropical than in temperate forests. Studies of present-day forests and fossil leaf patterns show how plant diversity controls insect diversity.