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Integrated risk assessment and new pest management technology in ecosystems affected by forest decline and bark beetle outbreaks

Project Leader
INCO-Copernicus (FP4)
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Landscape Ecology, Brno, Czech Republic.
Contact person: Ing. Pavel Cudlin Csc.;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Forest Research Institute, ul.Fredry 39, 30-605 Krakow, Poland.
Contact person: Dr. Wojciech Grodzki;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
INRA, Avenue de la Pomme de Pin, B.P. 20619 Ardon, France.
Contact person: Dr. Francois Lieutier;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Research Station of the State Forests of TANAP The State Forests of the Tatra National Park, SK-059 60 Tatranska Lomnica, Slovakia.
Contact person: Dr. Milan Koren;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Slovak Academy of Sciences - Institute of Forest Ecology , Sturova 2 tel. , 960 53 Zvolen, Slovakia.
Contact person: Ing. Rastislav Jakus, phD;
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Dept. of Crop Sciences, PO Box 44, SE-23053 Alnarp, Sweden.
Contact person: Dr. Fredrik Schlyter;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University Sopron, Sopron, Hungary.
Contact person: Dr. Ferenc Lakatos;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University Zvolen, Masarykova 24, CZ-96001 Zvolen, Slovakia.
Contact person: Dr. Ing. Jaroslav Kmet;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information:

Führer Erwin, Project Staff
Netherer Sigrid, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Serious risk assessment and pest management needs practicable tools basing on profound knowledge about triggers of insect outbreaks. At our institute two rating systems which facilitate the evaluation of a given region with respect to its potentials for bark beetle development were established. The concept of predisposition of forests to disturbing agents assumes that the probability of damage is influenced by the occurrence of certain site and stand characteristics. We can show that the pattern of Ips typographus infestations in the research area corresponds well to the spatial distribution of selected hazard indicating factors. The localisation of naturally given ¿danger spots¿ can be specified by reconstructing past and monitoring current climatic conditions on site level. The consideration of both topo-climatology and bark beetle eco-physiology allows the modelling of spring swarming, status of brood development at any time as well as the possible number of terminated generations per period.
animal ecology; ecological system research; animal physiology; forest entomology; forest protection; forestry;
developmental modelling; 8-toothed spruce bark beetle; assessment of predisposition; risk assessment;

Netherer S.& Pennerstorfer J. (2001): Parameters relevant for modelling the potential development of Ips typographus (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).

Integrated Pest Management Reviews, 6, 3-4, 177-184

Pennerstorfer J., Netherer S., Schopf A. & Führer E. (2001): Monitoring Ips typographus (L.) (Coleoptera; Scolytidae) using GIS.
[4th workshop of the IUFRO Working Party 7.03.10 2001 - Methodology of Forest Insect and Disease Survey in Central Europe, Prague, Czech Republic, 17.09.2001 - 20.09.2001]

In: (Hrsg.) / (Ed.) / (Eds.): Knizek M.: 4th workshop of the IUFRO Working Party 7.03.10 ¿Methodology of Forest Insect and Disease Survey in Central Europe¿, Sept. 17-20, 2001, Prag; J. of Forest Science, Vol. 47/2, 147-150

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