The European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus in a national park: from pest to keystone species


The influence of natural disturbance on biodiversity is poorly known in the intensively cultivated landscape of Europe. As an example of insect disturbance we studied effects of gaps generated by outbreaks of the spruce bark beetle (Ips typographus) on biodiversity in the area of the National Park “Bavarian Forest” and compared them with openings (e.g… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10531-008-9409-1


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