Assessing Pine Wilt Disease Risk Under a Climate Change Scenario in Northwestern Spain
Forest ecosystems are characterized by their structural complexity and biodiversity and trophic relationships within them commonly involve several levels. Functioning of these systems is likely to be perturbed in many ways if significant warming predicted eventually occurs. Among the interactions to be shifted by temperature increments in the Mediterranean region, these between forest pest and host trees are highly relevant to forest conservation and management, since perturbations may result in many cases in a reduced probability of tree or stand survival.
KeywordsRisk Level Bark Beetle Pine Wilt Disease Forest Pest Pine Wood Nematode
We thank J.M. Sierra and A. Martín (Centro de Sanidad Forestal de Calabazanos, Junta de Castilla y León) and G. Sánchez (Dirección General para la Biodiversidad). Financial support was provided by a grant from Ministerio de Medio Ambiente (Dirección General para la Biodiversidad), Spain.
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