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Dynamic of natural enemies (pathogens) in bark beetle infestation spots

Project Leader
Wegensteiner Rudolf, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Funded by
Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Minoritenplatz 5, A-1014 Wien, Austria
This project has the overall goal to quantify the multiseasonal development of bark beetle (Ips typographus) antagonists (esp. of pathogens) in expanding infestation spots and the possible impact of pathogens in bark beetle population dynamics. The underlying hypothesis is: the expansion of unmanaged infestation spots continues up to a point where the natural enemies become too abundant and the surviving bark beetles migrate to other parts of the forest. Furthermore, this study is a consecutive project of the project and it is embedded in COST action E16 "Bark and wood boring insects in living trees (BAWBILT)".
plant protection; forest entomology; forest protection;
bark beetle; dynamics; Ips typographus; pathogens; Scolytidae;
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