The use of pheromone traps for the monitoring of Ips typographus (L.) populations in selected national parks in the Carpathians – Wojciech Grodzki

Wojciech Grodzki. Instytut Badawczy Leśnictwa, Sękocin Stary, 2007, ISBN 978–83–87647–69–8. In Polish with abstract, summary, tables and figures in English. 32 EUR.

Abstract. The main goal of the 1998-2003 investigations was to define the acceptability of I.typographus pheromone monitoring in the areas under nature protection, by comparing the value of collected information and the ecological effects of the intervention in the areas excluded by definition from any human activity. The data from pheromone traps were used for the definition of seasonal dynamics (number of generations and time of swarming) of I.typographus populations. The use of GIS based tools enabled the better understanding of spatial patterns of I.typographus distribution and dynamics in montane conditions. The use of this data for the risk assessment is limited, due to high dependence of captures on various environmental factors, mainly: altitude, slope exposition, stand composition and age of the host tree. The environmental effect of the traps is low, regarding both captures of non-target insects and tree mortality.

Key wordsIps typographus, pheromone monitoring, non-target insects, nature protection, national parks, mountains, GIS

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