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Title: Spatial population dynamics and heterogeneity of an insect/pathogen interaction

Author: Plymale, Ruth C.; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Hajek, Ann E.

Year: 2009

Publication: In: McManus, Katherine A; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings. 20th U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2009; 2009 January 13-16; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-51. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 92.


Dispersal and habitat heterogeneity are known to play important roles in the dynamics of interactions between natural enemies and their hosts. The fungal pathogen Entomophaga maimaiga was first found in North America in 1989 and subsequently spread across the gypsy moth distribution, causing epizootics in gypsy moth populations.

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