Sirex woodwasp : a model for evolving management paradigms of invasive forest pests

Show simple item record Slippers, Bernard Hurley, Brett Phillip Wingfield, Michael J. 2016-05-05T07:28:22Z 2016-05-05T07:28:22Z 2015
dc.description.abstract The Sirex woodwasp, Sirex noctilio, and its fungal mutualist, Amylostereum areolatum, together constitute one of the most damaging invasive pests of pine. Despite a century of research and well-established management programs, control remains unpredictable and spread continues to new areas. Variable success in managing this pest has been influenced by complex invasion patterns, the multilayered nature of biological interactions, the varying local ecologies, and microevolutionary population processes in both the biocontrol organisms and in the wasps. Recent research findings are challenging the historical perspectives on methods to manage the Sirex woodwasp, calling for management programs to incorporate the variable local dynamics affecting this pest complex. In this regard, the Sirex woodwasp provides a superb model to illustrate the need for a different approach to develop efficient and sustainable management tools to deal with the growing and global nature of pest invasions in forests and plantations. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) en_ZA
dc.description.department Genetics en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2016 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Slippers, B, Hurley BP & Wingfield MJ 2015, 'Sirex woodwasp : a model for evolving management paradigms of invasive forest pests', Annual Review of Entomology, vol. 60, pp. 601-619. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0066-4170 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1545-4487 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1146/annurev-ento-010814-021118
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Annual Reviews en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 by Annual Reviews. All rights reserved. This article has been accepted for publication by Annual Review of Entomology in a revised form. en_ZA
dc.subject Symbiosis en_ZA
dc.subject Population ecology en_ZA
dc.subject Microevolution en_ZA
dc.subject Invasion biology en_ZA
dc.subject Biological control en_ZA
dc.title Sirex woodwasp : a model for evolving management paradigms of invasive forest pests en_ZA
dc.type Preprint Article en_ZA

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