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 130 surveys of plants from more than 50 families. Our members come from more than 60 institutions in 23 countries.

For more information see the Herbivory Variability Network website.

Sampling areas with at least one completed survey (yellow) and currently planned sampling areas (purple). We’re continually adding new planned sites.
Number of currently completed surveys per plant family. Our five focal plant families (yellow) are Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Rubiaceae, and Solanaceae.