Bark beetle population dynamics in the anthropocene : challenges and solutions

Show simple item record Biedermann, Peter H.W. Müller, Jörg Grégoire, Jean-Claude Gruppe, Axel Hagge, Jonas Hammerbacher, Almuth Hofstetter, Richard W. Kandasamy, Dineshkumar Kolarik, Miroslav Kostovcik, Martin Krokene, Paal Sallé, Aurélien Six, Diana L. Turrini, Tabea Vanderpool, Dan Wingfield, Michael J. Bassler, Claus 2019-07-15T12:22:23Z 2019-07-15T12:22:23Z 2019-10
dc.description This Opinion article is the outcome of a workshop held in the Bavarian Forest National Park in March 2017. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Tree-killing bark beetles are the most economically important insects in conifer forests worldwide. However, despite >200 years of research, the drivers of population eruptions and crashes are still not fully understood and the existing knowledge is thus insufficient to face the challenges posed by the Anthropocene. We critically analyze potential biotic and abiotic drivers of population dynamics of an exemplary species, the European spruce bark beetle (ESBB) (Ips typographus) and present a multivariate approach that integrates the many drivers governing this bark beetle system. We call for hypothesis-driven, large-scale collaborative research efforts to improve our understanding of the population dynamics of this and other bark beetle pests. Our approach can serve as a blueprint for tackling other eruptive forest insects. en_ZA
dc.description.department Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI) en_ZA
dc.description.department Zoology and Entomology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The National Park authorities funded a workshop held in the Bavarian Forest National Park. P.H.W.B. and T.T. acknowledge funding by a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship (IEF) (project number 626279) and by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (Emmy Noether grant number BI 1956/1-1). P.K. was funded by a Toppforsk grant (249958/F20) from the Norwegian Research Council, D.K. and A.H. were funded by the Max Planck Society, and M.W. received support from the South African Department of Science and Technology/National Research Foundation Centre of Excellence in Tree Health Biotechnology. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Biedermann, P.H.W., Müller, J., Grégoire, J.-C. et al. 2019, 'Bark beetle population dynamics in the anthropocene : challenges and solutions', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 914-924. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0169-5347 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1872-8383 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.tree.2019.06.002
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( en_ZA
dc.subject Bark beetles en_ZA
dc.subject Biotic interactions en_ZA
dc.subject Forest insect pest en_ZA
dc.subject Global change en_ZA
dc.subject Population dynamics en_ZA
dc.subject Symbiosis en_ZA
dc.title Bark beetle population dynamics in the anthropocene : challenges and solutions en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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