Modelling diapause termination and phenology of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica

  title={Modelling diapause termination and phenology of the Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica},
  author={Gianni Gilioli and Giorgio Sperandio and Anna Simonetto and Michele Colturato and Andrea Battisti and Nicola Mori and Mariangela Ciampitti and Beniamino Cavagna and Alessandro Bianchi and Paola Gervasio},
  journal={Journal of Pest Science},
We developed a mechanistic, stage-structured model simulating the phenology of Popillia japonica . The model simulates the influence of soil temperature on the larval diapause termination and on the development rate function of post-overwintering larvae and pupae. Model parameters are estimated based on literature evidence for pupae development and on a parameterisation process that allows estimating parameters for larval diapause termination and for the development rate function (and the… 
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