HerbVar Network

The Wetzel Lab is leading The Herbivory Variability Network (“HerbVar”), a global research network that aims to describe and understand how and why patterns in plant–herbivore interactions vary across the tree of life and around the world. We currently have completed over 350 surveys of plants from more than 100 families. Our 200+ members come from across 30+ countries.

For more information see The Herbivory Variability Network website.


HerbVar’s geographic and phylogenetic sampling coverage

The distribution of HerbVar data collection around the world. Each point is one survey.
The distribution of our surveys across the meta-tree of plant families. Purple families include at least one survey of at least one plant species. Families in yellow are our five focal families.