Summary reports of finished STSMs


Articles that acknowledge the Action

  • Baranchikov, Y., Seraya, L., Girnash, M. (2014) All European ash species are susceptible to emerald ash borer Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) – A far-eastern invader. Siberian Journal of Forest Science 6: 80-85 -
  • Roques, A., Fan, J.-T., Courtial, B., Zhang, Y.-Z., Yart, A., Auger-Rozenberg, M.-A., Denux, O., Kenis, M., Baker, R. Sun, J.-H. (2015) Planting Sentinel European Trees in Eastern Asia as a Novel Method to Identify Potential Insect Pest Invaders. PLoS One 10(5): e0120864. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120864
  • Cerny, K., Peskova, V.. Soukup, F., HavrdovL., Strnadov, V., Zahradnık, D., Hrabetova, M. (2016) Gemmamyces bud blight of Picea pungens: a sudden diseaseoutbreak in Central Europe. Plant Pathology. Doi: 10.1111/ppa.12513
  • Holz, S., Duduk, B., Buttner, C., Kube, M. (2016) Genetic variability of Alder yellows phytoplasma in Alnus glutinosa in its natural Spreewald habitat. Forest Pathology 46: 11-21. doi: 10.1111/efp.12206
  • Zlatković, M.; Keča, N.; Wingfield, M.J.; Jami, F.; Slippers, B., 2016: New and unexpected host associations for Diplodia sapinea in the Western Balkans, Forest pathology, DOI: 10.1111/efp.12328, in press
  • Zlatkovic, M., Keca, N., Wingfield, M.J., Jami, F. and Slippers, B. (2016) Shot hole disease on Prunus laurocerasus caused by Neofusicoccum parvum in Serbia. Forest Pathology. - disease_on_Prunus_laurocerasus_caused_by_Neofusicoccum_ parvum_in_Serbia
  • Zlatkovic, M., Keca, N., Wingfield, M.J., Jami, F. and Slippers, B. (2016) Botryosphaeriaceae associated with the die-back of ornamental trees in the Western Balkans. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. -
  • Kirichenko, N. and Kenis, M. (2016) Using a botanical garden to assess factors influencing the colonization of exotic woody plants by phyllophagous insects. Oecologia 182: 243-252 -
  • Musolin D.L., Selikhovkin A.V., Shabunin D.A., Zviagintsev V.B. & Baranchikov Yu.N., 2017. Between ash dieback and emerald ash borer: two Asian invaders in Russia and the future of ash in Europe. Baltic Forestry. Vol. 23 (1): 316–333. -
  • Selikhovkin A.V., Popovichev B.G., Mandelshtam M.Yu., Vasaitis R. & Musolin D.L. 2017. The frontline of invasion: the current northern limit of the invasive range of Emerald ash borer, Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptera: Buprestidae), in European Russia. Baltic Forestry. Vol. 23 (1): 309–315. -
  • Eschen, R., Douma, J.C., Grégoire, J.-C., Mayer, F., Rigaux, L. and Potting, R.P.J. (2017) A risk categorisation and analysis of the geographic and temporal dynamics of the European import of plants for planting. Biological Invasions 19: 3243–3257. doi: 10.1007/s10530-017-1465-6
  • Eschen, R., O'Hanlon, R., Santini, A., Vannini, A., Roques, A., Kirichenko, N. and Kenis, M. (2018) Safeguarding global plant health: the rise of sentinels. Journal of Pest Science. doi: 10.1007/s10340-018-1041-6
  • Kenis, M., Li, H., Fan, J., Courtial, B., Auger-Rozenberg, M.-A., Yart, A., Eschen, R. and Roques, A. (2018) Sentinel nurseries to assess the phytosanitary risks from insect pests on importations of live plants. Scientific Reports 8: 11217. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29551-y
  • Kirichenko, N., Augustin, S. and Kenis, M. (2018) Invasive leafminers on woody plants: a global review of pathways, impact, and management. Journal of Pest Science. doi: 10.1007/s10340-018-1009-6
  • Lehtijärvi, A., Oskay, F., Doğmuş Lehtijärvi, H.T., Aday Kaya, A.G., Pecori, F., Santini, A. and Woodward, S. (2017) Ceratocystis platani is killing plane trees in Istanbul (Turkey). Forest Pathology e12375. doi: 10.1111/efp.12375
  • Mitchell, R., Chitanava, S., Dbar, R., Kramarets, V., Lehtijärvi, A., Matchutadze, I., Mamadashvili, G., Matsiakh, I., Nacambo, S., Papazova-Anakieva, I., Sathyapala, S., Tuniyev, B., Vétek, G., Zukhbaia, M. and Kenis, M. (2018) Identifying the ecological and societal consequences of a decline in Buxus forests in Europe and the Caucasus. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1799-8
  • Musolin, D.L., Konjević, A., Karpun, N.N., Protsenko, V.Ye., Ayba, L.Ya. and Saulich, A.Kh.  (2018) Invasive brown marmorated stink bug Halyomorpha halys (Stål) (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) in Russia, Abkhazia, and Serbia: history of invasion, range expansion, early stages of establishment, and first records of damage to local crops. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. doi: 10.1007/s11829-017-9583-8
  • Musolin D.L., Selikhovkin A.V., Shabunin D.A., Zviagintsev V.B. and Baranchikov Yu.N. (2017) Between ash dieback and emerald ash borer: two Asian invaders in Russia and the future of ash in Europe. Baltic Forestry 23: 316–333.
  • Oszako, T., Sikora, K., Belbahri, L. and Nowakowska, J.A. (2016) Molecular detection of oomycetes species in water courses. Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry 58: 246–251. doi: 10.1515/ffp-2016-0028
  • Vettraino, A.M., Li, H.-M., Eschen, H.-M., Morales-Rodriguez, C. and Vannini, A. (2017) The sentinel tree nursery as an early warning system for pathway risk assessment: Fungal pathogens associated with Chinese woody plants commonly shipped to Europe. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188800. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0188800
  • Zambounis, A., Xanthopoulou, A., Madesis, P., Tsaftaris, A., Vannini, A., Bruni, N., Tomassini, A., Chilosi, G. and Vettraino, A.M. (2016) HRM: a tool to assess genetic diversity of Phythophthora cambivora isolates. Journal of Plant Pathology 98: 611-616.
  • Zlatković, M., Wingfield, M.J., Jami, F. and Slippers, B. (2018) Host specificity of co-infecting Botryosphaeriaceae on ornamental and forest trees in the Western Balkans. Forest Pathology. doi: 10.1111/efp.12410

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