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Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America

Modern Perspectives in Natural Forests and Exotic Plantations

  • Sergio A. Estay

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sergio A. Estay
    Pages 1-3
  3. General Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Gonzalo Martínez
      Pages 7-30
    3. Terezinha Maria Castro Della Lucia, Karina Dias Amaral
      Pages 31-43
  4. Pests of Natural Forests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Álvaro G. Gutiérrez, Roberto O. Chávez, Javier A. Domínguez-Concha, Stephanie Gibson-Carpintero, Ignacia P. Guerrero, Ronald Rocco et al.
      Pages 61-75
    3. Cecilia Ruiz, Cristian Montalva, Milixsa González
      Pages 89-103
  5. Pests and Diseases of Forest Plantations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Juan C. Corley, José M. Villacide, María V. Lanstchner
      Pages 107-122
    3. Sofía Simeto, Gustavo Balmelli, Carlos Pérez
      Pages 123-144
    4. Olga Patricia Pinzón-Florián
      Pages 145-169
    5. Rodrigo Ahumada, Alessandro Rotella
      Pages 171-184
    6. Edson Luiz Furtado, Waldir Cintra de Jesus Junior, Willian Bucker Moraes
      Pages 211-230
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-239

About this book


By providing multiple economic goods and ecosystem services, Latin American forests play a key role in the environmental, social and economic welfare of the region’s countries. From the tropical forests of Central America to the Mediterranean and temperate vegetation of the southern cone, these forests face a myriad of phytosanitary problems that negatively impact on both conservation efforts and forest industry. This book brings together the perspectives of several Latin American researchers on pest and disease management. Each chapter provides modern views of the status and management alternatives to problems as serious as the impact of introduced exotic insects and diseases on Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations throughout the continent, and the emergence of novel insect outbreaks in tropical and temperate native forests associated with global warming. It is a valuable guide for researchers and practitioners working on forest health in Latin America and around the world.


Invasive insects in forest plantations diseases in Eucalyptus trees insect pest in tropical forests pests and diseases in temperate forests Diseases in Pinus plantations Insect outbreaks in natural forests insect pest control in natural forests

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Ciencias Ambientales y Evolutivas, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, ChileCenter of Applied Ecology and Sustainability (CAPES), Pontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile

About the editors

Sergio A. Estay is a Forest Engineer from the University of Chile with a Master’s and PhD in Ecology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has extensive experience in the management of projects and work teams in the area of entomology and applied ecology in public and private institutions. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile and Associate Researcher at the Center of Applied Ecology and Sustainability at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CAPES). He worked for several years in the control of quarantine forest pests for the Agriculture and Livestock Service, Ministry of Agriculture of Chile. His field of specialization is the ecology of populations with applications to the study of spatio-temporal patterns in the distribution and abundance of organisms and invasive species. He has published over 30 papers in journals as well as various other publications, book chapters, thematic guides and at congresses. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects in the area of plant health. 

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