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Climate change and invasions by non-native bark and ambrosia beetles

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Pureswaran, Deepa S.; Meurisse, Nicolas ; Rassati, David ; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Faccoli, Massimo

Year Published

2022

Publication

In: Hofstetter, R.W.; Gandhi, K.J.K., eds. Bark beetle management, ecology, and climate change. London: Academic Press: 3-30.

Abstract

Bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) are a prominent group of insects that include important pest species,many ofwhich have successfully established outside their native range. Their cryptic nature and intimate association with bark and wood enable them to be accidentally transported within and among continents via trade of plants, timber, raw wood, wood products, and associated wood packaging materials. Furthermore, their resistance to dehydration and food deprivation and their thermal plasticity improves their likelihood of survival during long-distance transportation.

Keywords

Globalisation; trade; extreme weather events; wood packaging material; timber; non-native tree plantations; invasion success

Citation

Pureswaran, Deepa S.; Meurisse, Nicolas; Rassati, David; Liebhold, Andrew M.; Faccoli, Massimo. 2022. Climate change and invasions by non-native bark and ambrosia beetles. In: Hofstetter, R.W.; Gandhi, K.J.K., eds. Bark beetle management, ecology, and climate change. London: Academic Press: 3-30.

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