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Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe, a Synthesis


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The BAWBILT bases in Europe.- The Bawbilt Context in Europe.- The Directory of European Experts.- The Bawbilt Database.- Damage and Control of Bawbilt Organisms an Overview.- Bark Beetles.- Taxonomy and Systematics of Bark and Ambrosia Beetles.- Genetic Tools in Scolytid Research.- General Biology of Bark Beetles.- Chemical Ecology of Bark Beetles in a Complex Olfactory Landscape.- Host Resistance to Bark Beetles and Its Variations.- Fungal Associates of European Bark Beetles With Special Emphasis on the Ophiostomatoid Fungi.- Research on Parasitoids and Predators of Scolytidae - A Review.- Pathogens in Bark Beetles.- Bark Weevils.- Taxonomy and Systematics of Bark Weevils.- General Biology and Life Cycles of Bark Weevils.- Semiochemicals in the Life of Bark Feeding Weevils.- Hylobius Abietis - Host Utilisation and Resistance.- Fungi Associated With Hylobius Abietis and Other Weevils.- Parasitoids, Predators, Nematodes and Pathogens Associated with Bark Weevil Pests.- Damage, Control and Management of Weevil Pests, Especially Hylobius Abietis.- Buprestids and Longhorns.- Biology, Ecology and Economic Importance of Buprestidae and Cerambycidae.- Natural Enemies of Cerambycidae and Buprestidae Infesting Living Trees.- "Non-Coleopteran" Bawbilt organisms.- "Non-Coleopteran Insects".- Research needs and priorities for Europe.- General Conclusions and Research Priorities for Bawbilt Organisms in Europe.

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"This book is the result of a European collaborative project on Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees (BAWBILT) ... . The book offers a comprehensive treatment of especially the bark beetles and the bark weevils. ... I can highly recommend the book to forest pathologists. It gives a very good overview of forest protection problems caused by bark- and wood-boring insects ... . If you are looking for a standard reference book on forest entomology this is an excellent buy." (J. Stenlid, Forest Pathology, Vol. 35 (6), 2005)

"A European joint effort involving more than 100 scientists ... . The objective of the book was to present a synthesis of the research that has been done on `Bark and wood boring insects in living trees' (BAWBILT) in Europe. ... The result is an impressive amount of information contained in a single volume that will be of considerable value to researchers ... . the book is well-researched, well-organized, and well-written. ... will be a great addition to the library ... ." (Diana L. Six, Inoculum, Vol. 56 (1), February, 2005)

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