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Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species

By: Fernando E Vega(Editor), Richard W Hofstetter(Editor)

620 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour illustrations, colour tables

Academic Press

Hardback | Jan 2015 | #221495 | ISBN-13: 9780124171565
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Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and their importance in agriculture. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects, and contains 15 chapters on natural history and ecology, morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, evolution and diversity, population dynamics, resistance, symbiotic associations, natural enemies, climate change, management strategies, economics, and politics, with some chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, including Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus. This text is ideal for entomology and forestry courses, and is aimed at scientists, faculty members, forest managers, practitioners of biological control of insect pests, mycologists interested in bark beetle-fungal associations, and students in the disciplines of entomology, ecology, and forestry.


1. Natural History of Bark Beetles
  Kenneth F. Raffa, B. Staffan Lindgren, and Jean-Claude Grégoire
2. Morphology, Taxonomy and Phylogenetics of Bark Beetles
  Jiri Hulcr, Thomas H. Atkinson, Anthony I. Cognato, Bjarte H. Jordal, and Duane D. McKenna
3. Evolution of Bark Beetles
  Lawrence R. Kirkendall, Peter H. W. Biedermann, and Bjarte H. Jordal
4. Population Dynamics of Bark Beetles
  Aaron Weed, Matt Ayres, and Barbara Bentz
5. Conifer Defense and Resistance to Bark Beetles
  Paal Krokene
6. Symbiotic Associations of Bark Beetles: Ecology and Evolution
  Richard W. Hofstetter, Kier Klepzig, and Thomas S. Davis
7. Natural enemies of bark beetles: Predators, parasitoids, pathogens and nematodes
  Rudolf Wegensteiner, Beat Wermelinger, and Matthias Herrmann
8. Dendroctonus
  Diana Six and Ryan Bracewell
9. Biology, Systematics, and Evolution of Ips
  Anthony Cognato
10. The genus Tomicus
  Francois Lieutier, Bo Langstrom, and Massimo Faccoli
11. Hypothenemus, with Emphasis on the Coffee Berry Borer
  Fernando E. Vega, Francisco Infante, and Andrew J. Johnson
12. Scolytus and Other Economically Important Bark and Ambrosia Beetles
  Sarah M. Smith and Jiri Hulcr
13. Modeling Bark Beetle Responses to Climate Change
  Barbara Bentz and Anna Maria Jönsson
14. Management Strategies for Bark Beetles in Conifer Forests
  Christopher J. Fettig and Jacek Hilszczanski
15. Economy and Politics of Bark Beetles
  Jean-Claude Grégoire, Kenneth F. Raffa, and B. Staffan Lindgren

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