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Pests and diseases

Invasive and uncontrolled pests, as well as the threat of diseases, can decimate populations of certain tree species and pose a major threat to Mediterranean forest areas. Research to improve understanding of the risk of pests and diseases can help practitioners and policymakers prevent forest vulnerability to these threats more effectively.

Red wood ant nest transplants to assist biological control in forests

In this study, the authors analysed red wood ant nest transplant data collected from forest biocontrol sites in southern Turkey to determine...

Forest dieback in European State Forests and measures for its combat

According to a survey EUSTAFOR disseminated among its members, more than 1,2 million hectares of forests in 13 European countries have experienced...

Globalisation also endangers the health of forests

The introduction of exotic pests and diseases is one of the greatest environmental challenges in the world, according to the Forest Pathology...

Get involved in the Plant Health TV competition 2020

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2020 as the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). In this context, many events will be organised to...

Phytophthora in Mediterranean Ecosystems

The 9th Meeting of the IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09 Phytophthora diseases on forest trees was held on 17-25 October 2019 in La...

Pests, diseases and climate change impact on chestnut and pine nut supply

An interregional workshop on "Wild harvested nuts and berries in time of new pests, diseases and climate change", brought together stakeholders from...
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Wild harvest in time of new pests, diseases and climate change

Wild nuts and berries are facing several issues that threaten the evenness of their provision. Climate change and different exotic pests and...

First Processionary Moth Meeting a success in Hammamet

The processionary moths associated with coniferous trees are, by far, the most important insect defoliator of pine and cedar forests in the...

Is L. occidentalis entirely responsible for the high damage observed on cones and seeds...

The uncertainty surrounding the part played by the invasive North American seed bug, Leptoglossus occidentalis, in the observed decrease in seed production of the Mediterranean...

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Energy and material substitution of wood products for climate change mitigation

The article "Climate mitigation by energy and material substitution of wood products has an expiry date" was recently published in the Journal...

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