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The historical role of Ips hauseri (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the spruce forest of Ile-Alatausky and Medeo National Parks

Posted date: October 02, 2014
Publication Year: 
2014
Authors: Mukhamadiev, N.; Lynch, Ann M.O'Connor, Christopher D.; Sagitov, A.; Ashikbaev, N.; Panyushkina, I.
Publication Series: 
Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Source: In: Toleubayev, Kazbek, ed. Information Bulletin IOBC EPRS 46: Research Articles of the International Scientific Conference; Plant Protection for Ecological Sustainability of Agrobiocenoses; 21-24 April 2014; Kazakhstan. Almaty, Kazakhstan: The Kazakh Research Institute for Plant Protection and Quarantine, International Organization for Biological Control, East Palearctic Region Section. p. 92-94.

Abstract

On 17 May and 27 June 2011 severe cyclonic storms damaged several hundred hectares of spruce forest (Picea schrenkiana) in the Tian Shan Mountains. Bark beetle populations increased rapidly in dead and damaged trees, particularly Ips hauseri, I. typographus, I. sexdentatus, and Piiyogenesperfossus (all Coleoptera: Curculionidae), and there is concern about the likelihood of a catastrophic bark beetle outbreak. Little is known about the frequency, extent, or severity of either large storm events or bark beetle outbreaks in the Tian Shan Mountains. The ecology and outbreak dynamics of I. hauseri, the predominant native bark beetle, are also poorly known. We undertook a dendrochronological study to determine the frequency of bark beetle outbreaks in the Tian Shan spruce forests.

Citation

Mukhamadiev, N.; Lynch, A.; O'Connor, C.; Sagitov, A.; Ashikbaev, N.; Panyushkina, I. 2014. The historical role of Ips hauseri (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) in the spruce forest of Ile-Alatausky and Medeo National Parks. In: Toleubayev, Kazbek, ed. Information Bulletin IOBC EPRS 46: Research Articles of the International Scientific Conference; Plant Protection for Ecological Sustainability of Agrobiocenoses; 21-24 April 2014; Kazakhstan. Almaty, Kazakhstan: The Kazakh Research Institute for Plant Protection and Quarantine, International Organization for Biological Control, East Palearctic Region Section. p. 92-94.