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Title Insects and diseases of mediterranean forest systems / edited by Timothy D. Paine, Francois Lieutier
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2016
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Descript 1 online resource (vii, 892 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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computer c rdamedia
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Note Introduction -- Introduction to Mediterranean forest systems - Mediterranean Basin -- Defoliators in native insect systems of the Mediterranean basin -- Native fruit, cone and seed insects in the Mediterranean Basin -- Native sap-sucker insects in the Mediterranean Basin. - Bark beetles of Mediterranean conifers -- Native buprestid and longhorn beetles in the Mediterranean Basin -- Foliage feeding invasive insects: defoliators and gall makers -- Invasive fruit, cone and seed insects in the Mediterranean Basin -- Invasive sap-sucker insects in the Mediterranean Basin -- Alien wood-boring beetles in Mediterranean regions -- The pine wood nematode and its local vectors in the Mediterranean Basin -- Invasive Insects in the Mediterranean Forests of Chile -- Insects and diseases of Mediterranean forests: A South African perspective -- Native defoliators of Australian Mediterranean forest trees -- Native borers of Australian Mediterranean forest trees -- Invasive insects in Mediterranean forest systems: Australia -- Native Bark Beetles and Wood Borers in Mediterranean Forests of California -- Native Diseases of California Mediterranean Forest Angiosperms -- Diseases of Conifers in California -- Invasive Bark and Ambrosia Beetles in California Mediterranean Forest Systems -- Goldspotted oak borer in California: Invasion history, biology, impact, management, and implications for Mediterranean forests worldwide -- Pitch canker in California Mediterranean Conifer Systems -- Insects Colonizing Eucalypts in California. -Sudden Oak Death in California -- Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer and Fusarium Dieback in California. -Air Pollution -- Responses of Mediterranean forest phytophagous insects to climate change -- FOLLOW THE WATER: Extreme Drought and the Conifer Forest Pandemic of 2002-03 Along the California Borderland -- General conclusions
Mediterranean climates are characterized by mild wet winters and warm dry summer conditions. They can be found around the Mediterranean Sea and on portions of the southwest coasts of North America, South America, Australia, and Africa. All of the Mediterranean climate zones have been recognized as centers of endemism and members of the specialized communities may be at significant risk of extinction. The plant communities in regions have converged on similar dense evergreen sclerophyllous vegetation types. The insect and disease issues are often specific to the Mediterranean forest systems rather than shared with the temperate forests. In addition to the specific native insects and diseases, the forests are also subject to the invasion of exotic species. The forests are also at risk from high degrees of human activity, including changing patterns of forest fires, land management activities, intensive plantation forestry using introduced timber species from other Mediterranean climate zones, and atmospheric deposition. Combined with elements of global climate change that may disproportionately affect Mediterranean climate systems, this creates a number of significant management issues that are unique to the Mediterranean forests. This volume is an effort to compile the experiences of leaders of the research communities within the Mediterranean climate zones around the world. The research findings from one part of the world can be applied to new areas or can be used as a foundation for research to address related problems in those areas. It is our goal that the information contained in this volume will contribute to understanding the unique aspects of Mediterranean forest systems and to protecting these critical resources
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Forest plants -- Diseases and pests -- Mediterranean Region
Life Sciences
Forestry Management
Plant Pathology
Alt Author Paine, Timothy D., editor
Lieutier, Francois, editor
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