Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems

  • Timothy D. Paine
  • Francois Lieutier

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Timothy D. Paine, François Lieutier
    Pages 1-6
  3. François Lefèvre, Bruno Fady
    Pages 7-28
  4. Andrea Battisti, Manuela Branco, Zvi Mendel
    Pages 29-45
  5. Thomas Boivin, Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg
    Pages 47-88
  6. Aurélien Sallé, Andrea Battisti
    Pages 89-103
  7. François Lieutier, Zvi Mendel, Massimo Faccoli
    Pages 105-197
  8. Manuela Branco, Andrea Battisti, Zvi Mendel
    Pages 211-238
  9. Marie-Anne Auger-Rozenberg, Thomas Boivin
    Pages 239-259
  10. Zvi Mendel, Manuela Branco, Andrea Battisti
    Pages 261-291
  11. Davide Rassati, François Lieutier, Massimo Faccoli
    Pages 293-327
  12. Pedro Naves, Luis Bonifácio, Edmundo de Sousa
    Pages 329-378
  13. Jeff Garnas, Brett Hurley, Bernard Slippers, Michael J. Wingfield, Jolanda Roux
    Pages 397-430
  14. Martin J. Steinbauer, Helen F. Nahrung
    Pages 431-454
  15. Simon A. Lawson, Valerie J. Debuse
    Pages 455-473
  16. Helen F. Nahrung, Andrew D. Loch, Mamoru Matsuki
    Pages 475-498

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Mediterranean ecosystems forest entomology forest pathology invasive species plantation forests

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy D. Paine
    • 1
  • Francois Lieutier
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EntomologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA
  2. 2.Faculté des SciencesUniversité d’OrléansOrléans Cedex 2France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24744-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24742-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24744-1
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