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Germination success, survival and seedling vigour of Quercus suber acorns in relation to insect damage
Abstract This study assesses the effects of damage caused by Curculio elephas Gyll. (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) and Cydia splendana Hb. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on mature acorns of cork oak trees,Expand
The influences of forest stand management on biotic and abiotic risks of damage
Abstract• This article synthesizes and reviews the available information on the effects of forestry practices on the occurrence of biotic and abiotic hazards, as well as on stand susceptibility toExpand
First record of Thaumastocoris peregrinus in Portugal and of the neotropical predator Hemerobius bolivari in Europe
The Eucalyptus pest Thaumastocoris peregrinus Carpintero et Dellape, (Hemiptera Thaumastocoridae) was found in a Eucalyptus arboretum in Lisbon, Portugal, in April 2012. This is the first report forExpand
Increasing numbers and intercontinental spread of invasive insects on eucalypts
Abstract Native to Australasia, Eucalyptus (sensu lato) is one of the most planted genera of trees in the world. However, the sustainability of Eucalyptus species as plantation trees in non-nativeExpand
Establishing grazing and grazing-excluded patches increases plant and invertebrate diversity in a Mediterranean oak woodland
Abstract Grazing is a global, dominant land use affecting biodiversity and ecosystem processes. In Mediterranean ecosystems grazing is a major ecological and evolutionary driver but, surprisingly,Expand
A comparative evaluation of sampling methods for Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) population estimation
Trois methodes d'echantillonnage pour estimer la taille des populations de l'acarien Varroa destructor ont ete comparees sur deux ans dans 22 colonies d'abeilles domestiques (Apis mellifera) : (1)Expand
Efficiency of biological control of Gonipterus platensis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) by Anaphes nitens (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in cold areas of the Iberian Peninsula: implications for defoliation
Sustainable management of forest plantations and cost-effective control strategies depend on previous estimations of the economic level of damage caused by the pests. The eucalyptus weevil, a keyExpand
Genetic isolation through time: allochronic differentiation of a phenologically atypical population of the pine processionary moth
Allochronic speciation refers to a mode of sympatric speciation in which the differentiation of populations is primarily due to a phenological shift without habitat or host change. However, it hasExpand
Effect of ground cover vegetation on the abundance and diversity of beneficial arthropods in citrus orchards
Abstract The effect of ground cover upon the communities of beneficial arthropods established in the canopy of lemon trees was investigated, by comparing three ground-cover management treatmentsExpand
Population monitoring of the pine processionary moth (Lepidoptera: Thaumetopoeidae) with pheromone-baited traps
Abstract A series of tests were carried out to design pheromone-based monitoring of the pine processionary moth (PPM), Thaumetopoea pityocampa. In a dose–response field test the number of maleExpand