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Flight activity and dispersal of the spruce bark beetle Ips typographus (Col., Scolytinae)

Project Leader
Schopf Axel, Project Leader
Bund-Bundesländer-Kooperation (BBK)
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
Forest Service Upper Austria, Anzengruberstraße 21, 4020 Linz, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Landesforstdirektion Steiermark, Ragnitzstraße 193, 8047 Graz, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Landesforstdirektion Tirol, Abt.Forstplanung/Schutzwaldverbesserung Innsbruck Österreich, Bürgerstraße 36, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Nationalpark Gesäuse, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Österreichsiche Bundesforste, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Schutzgebietsverwaltung Wildnisgebiet Dürrenstein, Brandstatt 61, 3270 Scheibbs, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Institute of Meteorology and Climatology
Funded by
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management , Stubenring 1, A-1012 Wien, Austria
The knowledge of the actual weather conditions and the wind speed at the time of beetle swarming from the release site and their recapture in the various traps will allow evaluating the influence of single weather parameters on beetle flight directions and distances depending on the topographic situation of the locality. By combining the data from different sites under different topographic and weather conditions, a model will be developed which may be used to forecast the beetle’s dispersal from infested sites to vulnerable sites predisposed for new infestation by including weather forecast data for the near future.
Forest entomology;
abiotic factors; dispersal; bark beetle; Ips typographus; Scolytinae;

Baier, P; Pennerstorfer, J; Mursch-Radlgruber, E; Schopf, A (2016): Untersuchungen zum Ausbreitungsverhalten des Buchdruckers (Ips typographus, Col., Scolytinae).

BMLFUW; Land Steiermark; Land Oberösterreich; Land Tirol; Land Salzburg; ÖBf; Nationalpark Gesäuse; Widnisgebiet Dürenstein; Nationalpark Kalkalpen, 7


Baier, P; Pennerstorfer, J; Stradner, A; Schedl, M; Paumann, R; Mursch-Radlgruber, A; Mursch-Radlgruber, E; Schopf, A (2017): Studies on the dispersal behaviour of Ips typographus (Col., Scolytinae) depending on meteorological and topographical conditions. [Poster]

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