Recurrent and synchronous insect pest outbreaks in forests

Rinaldi, S. (2012). Recurrent and synchronous insect pest outbreaks in forests. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-12-059

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The simplest model of plant-insect interactions available in the literature is used to discuss periodicity and synchrony of insect outbreaks in forests. The novelty of the paper is that we present through various formulas and a circular graph a comprehensive theory and show that many, if not all, properties of insect outbreaks pointed out in the past by looking at specific data sets could have been predicted from our theory. In line with the tradition of classical ecology all results are derived without resorting to computer simulation.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:47
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:22

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