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Institute of Forest Ecology

nfluence of semiochemicals in the system Norway spruce – bark beetles
PhD. program
Forest Ecology
Year of admission
Name of the supervisor
Ing. Miroslav Blaženec, PhD.
Receiving school
Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen
Semiochemicals (primary attractants, pheromones and anti-attractants) significantly influence the search for the host by bark beetles, the intrinsic mechanism of bark beetle attack, and spruce's defence-ability. The proposed work aims to contribute to further understanding of these mechanisms based on laboratory and field experiments, including chemical analyses. The field experiments will simultaneously collect volatile substances close to the tree stems with a parallel run of the Ips typographus host acceptance inoculation experiments.