Severe drought, leafing phenology, leaf damage and lepidopteran abundance in the canopy of a Bornean aseasonal tropical rain forest
Rainfall fluctuation influences the physiology and leaf production of the trees in tropical rain forests (Burslem et al. 1996, Condit et al. 1995, Reekie & Wayne 1992, Reich 1995), and consequently it may have an impact on the community of herbivores that depend on forest trees for their food resources (Aide 1988, 1992; Basset 1991, Coley 1998, Lowman 1985, van Schaik et al. 1993).(Accepted July 28 2003)
Key Words: Borneo; Dipterocarpaceae; El Niño; forest canopy; herbivory damage; insect herbivores; Lambir Hills National Park; leaf-chewing moth larvae; Sarawak; South-East Asia.
c1 Corresponding author. E-mail: B51552B@cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp