Psyche: A Journal of Entomology

Ecological Interactions of Bark Beetles with Host Trees


Publishing date
15 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jan 2012

Lead Editor

1US Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center, USDA-ARS, Maricopa, AZ, USA

2Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA-Forest Service, Davis, CA, USA

3Insects, Diseases and Invasive Plants, USDA-Forest Service, Pineville, LA, USA

4Sterling International, Inc., Spokane, WA 99216-1630, USA


Ecological Interactions of Bark Beetles with Host Trees

Description

Certain species of bark beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) are keystone species, but are also among the most damaging of forest insects. Their pest status has been elevated with the advance of global warming and moderate to severe area-wide droughts. The ecology and chemical ecology of bark beetles have been and still is an exciting area of research, particularly since bark beetles utilize a wide array of semiochemicals in communication and in interactions with plants. Bark beetle chemical ecology is intimately connected and intertwined with behavioral and physiological processes that are still largely unknown in many species. Development of more efficient pest management practices will require a much deeper understanding of the ecology of bark beetles facilitated by interdisciplinary observations and experiments on many levels. Potential topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Host-tree finding and selection
  • Resistance by the tree
  • Avoidance of tree defenses
  • Insect/tree microbial associations
  • Regulation of colonization density
  • Ecology of predators and parasitoids
  • Communication
  • Biosynthesis of semiochemicals
  • Behavioral assays and antennal responses
  • Population management
  • Models of dispersal and trapping
  • Reviews

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 252961
  • - Editorial

Ecological Interactions of Bark Beetles with Host Trees

John A. Byers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 268621
  • - Review Article

Semiochemical Diversity in Practice: Antiattractant Semiochemicals Reduce Bark Beetle Attacks on Standing Trees—A First Meta-Analysis

Fredrik Schlyter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 940962
  • - Research Article

Bark Beetles, Pityogenes bidentatus, Orienting to Aggregation Pheromone Avoid Conifer Monoterpene Odors When Flying but Not When Walking

John A. Byers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 532652
  • - Research Article

Pheromone Production, Attraction, and Interspecific Inhibition among Four Species of Ips Bark Beetles in the Southeastern USA

Göran Birgersson | Mark J. Dalusky | ... | C. Wayne Berisford
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 539624
  • - Research Article

Host-Tree Monoterpenes and Biosynthesis of Aggregation Pheromones in the Bark Beetle Ips paraconfusus

John A. Byers | Göran Birgersson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 529573
  • - Research Article

A Population Genetic Model of Evolution of Host-Mate Attraction and Nonhost Repulsion in a Bark Beetle Pityogenes bidentatus

John A. Byers
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 321084
  • - Research Article

Declining Bark Beetle Densities (Ips typographus, Coleoptera: Scolytinae) from Infested Norway Spruce Stands and Possible Implications for Management

Alexander Angst | Regula Rüegg | Beat Forster
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 414508
  • - Research Article

2-methyl-3-buten-2-ol: A Pheromone Component of Conifer Bark Beetles Found in the Bark of Nonhost Deciduous Trees

Qing-He Zhang | Fredrik Schlyter | Göran Birgersson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363767
  • - Research Article

Performance of Tomicus yunnanensis and Tomicus minor (Col., Scolytinae) on Pinus yunnanensis and Pinus armandii in Yunnan, Southwestern China

Tao Zhao | Bo Långström
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 149572
  • - Review Article

Mechanisms of Odor Coding in Coniferous Bark Beetles: From Neuron to Behavior and Application

Martin N. Andersson
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