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Global decomposition experiment shows soil animal impacts on decomposition are climate-dependent
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Inclusion of soil animals will improve the predictive capabilities of region- or biome-scale decomposition models, soil animal influences on decomposition are important at the regional scale when attempting to predict global change scenarios, and the statistical relationship between decomposition rates and climate, at the global scale, is robust against changes in soil faunal abundance and diversity.
Modelling the impact of defoliation by the leaf beetle, Chrysophtharta bimaculata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), on height growth of Eucalyptus regnans
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A model of the effect of defoliation by the Tasmanian eucalyptus leaf beetle, Chrysophtharta bimaculata Olivier, on the height growth of EucalyPTus regnans F. Muell in young plantations gave an adequate fit to the data, but not all combinations of treatments were available to calibrate and test the model.
Sirex Woodwasp in Australia: Current Management Strategies, Research and Emerging Issues
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This Chapter provides a synopsis of the Sirex Control Strategy in light of new developments and procedures that compliment the original strategy, and describes current research activities and emerging issues.
A review of semiochemicals associated with bark beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) pests of coniferous trees: A focus on beetle interactions with other pests and their associates
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Effective management of bark beetles under these circumstances will depend on a better understanding of the key chemical ecology stimuli of relevance to each pest, particularly when other insect pests and their associates are present together with bark beetles.
The development of static trapping systems to monitor for wood-boring insects in forestry plantations
Summary The effectiveness of combinations of panel and funnel static traps with lures in surveillance to detect wood-boring insects in softwood (Pinus) and hardwood (Eucalyptus) plantations was
THE LIFE HISTORY OF MNESAMPELA PRIVATA (GUEN.) (LEPIDOPTERA: GEOMETRIDAE) A DEFOLIATOR OF YOUNG EUCALYPTS
The autumn gum moth, Mnesampela privata (Guen.), is a pest of eucalypts in southern Australia, often completely defoliating young trees, particularly those in the blue gum group. Its life cycle in
Diversity and abundance of some ground-dwelling invertebrates in plantation vs. native forests in Tasmania, Australia
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Invertebrate conservation may be assisted by specific forestry operations, including windrowing, mound ploughing, and leaving waste prunings and thinnings to rot, reducing the risk of local extinctions.
The Development of a Port Surrounds Trapping System for the Detection of Exotic Forest Insect Pests in Australia
The interception of exotic forestry insect pests entering Australia through airports and seaports depends on a three-tiered system of zoning of inspection. Primary focus is placed at the port of
Effect of temperature on woodwasp (Sirex noctilio F.) development and parasitism by the entomopathogenic nematode, Deladenus siricidicola
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Modest rises in temperature reflecting climate change scenarios resulted in smaller sized S. noctilio, disrupted egg development and maturation, and lowered the nematode sterilisation rate in females.
Integrated pest management of the Tasmanian Eucalyptus leaf beetle, Chrysophtharta bimaculata (Olivier) (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)
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An integrated pest management strategy has been developed which allows peak activity of the natural enemies of C. bimaculata to be monitored and monitors pest egg and larval populations before significant defoliation takes place.
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