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Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

pp 165-177

Insect Pests as Climate Change Driven Disturbances in Forest Ecosystems

  • T. HlásnyAffiliated withForest Research Institute National Forest CentreDepartment of Forest Protection and Game Management, Czech University of Life Sciences Email author 
  • , M. TurčániAffiliated withDepartment of Forest Protection and Game Management, Czech University of Life Sciences

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Abstract

Climate change is generally agreed to have a profound impact on forest structure and its dynamics (Aber et al. 2001; Ayres and Lombardero 2000; Dale et al. 2000, 2001). As trees can live from decades to centuries, rapid changes of climate are also expressed through alterations of the disturbance regime (Franklin et al. 2002; He et al. 1999).

Keywords

Lymantria dispar (L.) Ips typographus (L.) Climate change Spatial modelling Outbreaks Voltinism Slovakia