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A synthesis on the research work done in Europe on all Bark And Wood Boring Insects In Living Trees (BAWBILT) is presented. As the final product of a four-year research project gathering together 100 scientists from 24 countries, the book is the fruit of a real collective synthesis in which all European specialists have participated. It reviews and comments on all the European literature, while considering the biological (trees, insects, associated organisms, and their relationships) and forest management aspects. However, although focused on the European forest, it also compares the available information and interpretations to those concerning similar species in other continents. It ends with propositions of research priorities for Europe.
There is an additional online resource, free for purchasers of the book, which contains a relational database gathering all the BAWBILT research papers published in Europe during the last 30 years and some important older ones, and a series of colour pictures.
Preface; Acknowledgements; The BAWBILT bases in Europe; The BAWBILT context in Europe; The directory of European experts; The BAWBILT database; Damage and control of BAWBILT organisms, an overview; Taxonomy and systematics of bark and ambrosia beetles; Genetic tools in Scolytid research; General biology and life cycles of bark beetles; Chemical ecology of bark beetles in a complex olfactory landscape; Host resistance to bark beetles and its variations; Fungal associates of bark beetles with special emphasis on the Ophistomatoid fungi; Research on parasitoids and predators of Scolytidae, a review; Pathogens in bark beetles; Taxonomy and systematics of bark weevils; General biology and life cycles of bark weevils; Semiochemicals in the life of bark feeding weevils; Hylobius abietis ? Host utilization of resistance; Fungi associated with Hylobius abietis and other weevils; Parasitoids, predators, nematodes and pathogens associated with bark weevil pests; Damage, control and management of weevil pests, especially Hylobius abietis; Biology, ecology and economic importance of Buprestidae and Cerambycidae; Natural enemies of Cerambycidae and Buprestidae infesting living trees; Non-Coleopteran insects; General conclusions and research priorities for BAWBILT organisms in Europe; Index of scientific names
From the reviews: "This book is the result of a European collaborative project on Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees (BAWBILT) ! . The book offers a comprehensive treatment of especially the bark beetles and the bark weevils. ! I can highly recommend the book to forest pathologists. It gives a very good overview of forest protection problems caused by bark- and wood-boring insects ! . If you are looking for a standard reference book on forest entomology this is an excellent buy." (J. Stenlid, Forest Pathology, Vol. 35 (6), 2005) "A European joint effort involving more than 100 scientists ! . The objective of the book was to present a synthesis of the research that has been done on 'Bark and wood boring insects in living trees' (BAWBILT) in Europe. ! The result is an impressive amount of information contained in a single volume that will be of considerable value to researchers ! . the book is well-researched, well-organized, and well-written. ! will be a great addition to the library ! ." (Diana L. Six, Inoculum, Vol. 56 (1), February, 2005)