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Title: Mass attack by the ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorus occurs in single trees and in groups of trees
Authors: Yamasaki, Michimasa  kyouindb  KAKEN_id  orcid (unconfirmed)
Ito, Yasuto
Ando, Makoto  KAKEN_id
Author's alias: 山崎, 理正
Keywords: Castanea crenata
density of attacked trees
Japanese oak wilt
probability of mortality
Quercus crispula
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Canadian Science Publishing
Journal title: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
Volume: 44
Issue: 3
Start page: 243
End page: 249
Abstract: Bark and ambrosia beetles sometimes kill trees by attacking them en masse; however, their attack is not necessarily successful. Less than half of the fagaceous trees attacked by the ambrosia beetle Platypus quercivorus (Murayama) die, and the factors affecting this mortality are still unknown. To examine this issue, the survival of all stems of fagaceous trees attacked by the ambrosia beetle was investigated in a secondary forest from 2008 to 2010. In an area of 93 ha, 2130 stems (1278 genets) of fagaceous trees were attacked by P. quercivorus during the study period, and 813 of these stems died. A generalized additive mixed model was constructed to predict the probability of mortality of the attacked stems. A best-fit model showed that the probability of mortality was higher in Quercus crispula Blume than in Castanea crenata Sieb. & Zucc. A positive correlation was determined between the density of the attacked trees and the probability of mortality, suggesting that mass attack of P. quercivorus occurs not only on individual trees, but also on groups of trees. Assuming that trees attacked earlier in the season have a higher probability of mortality, the observed negative effects of altitude suggest that P. quercivorus initially seeks hosts at lower elevations.
Rights: © 2014 NRC Canada
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DOI(Published Version): 10.1139/cjfr-2013-0273
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