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Aufklärung des gesundheitlichen Gefährdungspotentials des Eichenprozessionsspinners: Exposition und Wirkungsabschätzung

Project Leader
Schopf Axel, Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Medizinische Universität Wien, Univ.-Klinik für Dermatologie, Skin & Endothelium Research Division , Wien, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Halbig Paula, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology and Forest Protection
Funded by
Universitätsklinik für Dermatologie Medizinische Universität Wien , Währinger Gürtel 18-20, 1090 Wien, Austria
The aim of the project part is to develop a model for estimating the potential health risks for human by atmospheric pollution with urticating hairs (setae) of the oak processionary moth, Thaumetopoea processionea. We use various methods to assess the population density at three study sites and record the concentration of setae depending on the distance of the moth infestation sites and wind conditions by automatically recording sampling traps. Based on the relationship between moth population density, weather conditions, and the concentration of airborne setae an early warning system will be developed.
Ecotoxicology; forest entomology;
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