Topical Collection "Surveillance Tools and Monitoring Strategies for Native and Exotic Forest Insects"
Interests: invasive species; surveillance; wood-boring beetles; trapping
Interests: invasive species; surveillance; bark- and wood boring beetles; pest management
Management of native and non-native forest insect pests is one of the most demanding challenges faced by forest health practitioners. Traps baited with attractants are commonly used for monitoring native species populations as well as for early detection of exotic species introduced through international trade or other means of human movement. Nonetheless, several other tools and approaches have been developed in recent years, including sentinel trees, bio-surveillance with sniffer dogs or predatory wasps, electronic noses, acoustic detection, laser vibrometry, citizen science, genetic identification tools, and remote sensing. This Special Issue welcomes original research articles and reviews focused on the latest developments in surveillance tools and monitoring strategies for native and exotic forest pests.
Dr. Davide Rassati
Dr. Jon Sweeney
Dr. Joseph Francese
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- forest insect pests
- early detection
- invasive species