Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems

Editors: Paine, Timothy D., Lieutier, François (Eds.)

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  • Mediterranean forest systems are common to 5 continents but are also distinct from temperate forests.  They share common features of climate and, consequently, the plant communities are analogous but unrelated.  The parallels are important to understand for conservation and management of this unique forest type on all continents
  • The Mediterranean forests are centers of endemism and biodiversity but are among the highest risk for extinctions.  They have also been degraded as a result of intentional (e.g., tree species planted in plantation forests) or unintentional (e.g., invasive insects and diseases)  introductions of exotic species, often from other Mediterranean climate areas.   Threats to the sustainability of these forest systems are critical to understand to conserve, manage, and protect
  • The Mediterranean forest systems are subject to tremendous anthropogenic impacts.  They are found in areas that have been subject to high population pressure, alternative land uses, fire, atmospheric deposition, and global climate change.  All of these influence how insect and disease pressures affect the forest systems.  The volume addresses the risk of human change on those interactions
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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 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.  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.

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Dr. Paine has written over 200 refereed journal publications, book chapters, proceedings, technical papers, and edited two books.  Since becoming an ESA member in 1975, he has received many honors from ESA including the Recognition Award in Urban Entomology (1999), the Distinguished Achievement Award in Horticultural Entomology (2009), and has served as President of the Pacific Branch (1999–2000).  He also became a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005.

Dr. Paine’s research focus is to improve pest management through a better understanding of the biology, ecology, and physiology of herbivorous insects and their interactions with host plants, competitors, and natural enemies.  Research projects include the management and control of two exotic cerambycid wood borers, a leaf-feeding weevil, three lerp-forming psyllids on eucalyptus, ash whitefly, and pine bark beetles, which are all devastating insect pests of urban forests.  In addition, Dr. Paine’s lab has done studies in landscape and nursery ecology in the key insect pests of woody plants.  Dr. Paine’s achievements go far beyond his research.  His mentoring, teaching, and outreach efforts have set him apart as one of the preeminent entomologists in his field.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems
Editors
  • Timothy D. Paine
  • François Lieutier
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-24744-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-24744-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-24742-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79671-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 892
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 155 illustrations in colour
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