Special Issue "Exotic Forest Pest and Pathogen Risks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2019)
Dr. Angus Carnegie
NSW Forest Science, Department of Primary Industries - Forestry, L12, 10 Valentine Ave, Parramatta 2150, Australia
Interests: forest health; biosecurity; surveillance; biological control; pest & disease management
Exotic forest pests and pathogens are causing increasing damage globally to native forests, plantations and urban trees. Global trade and anthropogenic travel are key drivers increasing the risk of further spread of forest insects and fungi. New pest/pathogen–host associations, host shifts, and a changing climate are also increasing the risk that exotic pests and pathogens will impact on wood and fibre production and conservation and social values of native and urban forests. Understanding the key drivers of spread, impact, and why some insects and fungi become invasive species is vital for developing strategies to reduce further spread and economic and environmental impact. Pest risk and pathway analysis can assist in prioritising activities to reduce pest and pathogen spread and impact. In this Special Issue, we aim to include original research articles and literature reviews in the areas of exotic forest pest and pathogens risk, including management strategies to limit their global and national spread and subsequent impact in plantations, urban and natural systems.
Dr. Angus Carnegie
Manuscript Submission Information
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- invasive species
- risk analysis