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Within- and between-stand distribution of attacks by pine weevil [ Hylobius abietis (L.)]

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The pine weevil ( Hylobius abietis L.) is considered one of the most damaging pests in reforestation areas in Scandinavia. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the within- and between-stand distribution of pine weevil attacks. Between-stand distribution was examined by assessing the frequency of attacks in all newly planted coniferous stands in relation to stands clear-cut at two state forest districts in North Zealand, Denmark. Within-stand distribution was examined by investigating the position and damage to individual seedlings in relation to the position of breeding material. The stand-level attack frequency did not seem to be higher for stands in areas with more clear-cuts. The within-stand distribution of attacks was not influenced by the position of breeding material.

Keywords: Attack frequency; Denmark; clear-cut intensity; distance relations; spatial distribution

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02827580510008284

Affiliations: 1: Kaka Consult, Nexø, Denmark 2: Forest & Landscape, KVL, Hørsholm, Denmark

Publication date: January 1, 2005

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