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Because of its peculiar biology, its negative impacts on forestry, and its urticating larvae affecting human and animal health, pine processionary moth has largely been studied in many European countries during the last century. However, knowledge remained scattered and no synthesis has ever been published. Since the IPCC retained the moth as one of the two insect indicators of climate change because of its expansion with warming up, filling this gap became increasingly important.
Led by INRA, Processionary Moths and Climate Change: An Update associates 101 authors from 22 countries of Europe, Minor Asia and North Africa, combining all the concerned research fields (entomology, ecology, genetics, mathematical modelling, medical and veterinary science, pest management) in a multidisciplinary approach to understand and model the processes underlying past, present and future moth expansion and to propose adapted management methods. Besides, the major biological patterns of the related processionary species are also detailed.
This book is being jointly published with Éditions Quæ, France.
Preface de Houiller (en attente)
1 Introduction; ROQUES A. & BATTISTI A
2 Natural history of the processionary moths (Thaumetopoea spp.): new insights in relation to climate change; BATTISTI A. coordinator
3 Climate warming and past and present distribution of the processionary moths (Thaumetopoea spp.) in Europe, Asia Minor and North Africa; ROQUES A., coordinator
4 Genetic diversity and structure at different spatial scales in the processionary moths; KERDELHUE C. Coordinator
5 Modeling the spatio-temporal dynamics of the pine processionary moth; ROQUES L. & ROBINET C. Coordinators
6 Insect–Tree interactions in Thaumetopoea pityocampa; JACTEL H. coordinator
7 Ecological responses of parasitoids, predators and associated insect communities to the climate-driven expansion of pine processionary moth; BARBARO L., coordinator
8 Medical and veterinary impact of the urticating processionary larvae;MONEO I. coordinator
9 Development of environment-kindly management strategies of pine processionary moth; MARTIN J.C, coordinator LITTERATURE