During the XXVI Italian National Congress of Entomology, experts and researchers involved in the LIFE Samfix project will discuss invasive insects in Mediterranean environments, with a particular focus on the genus Xylosandrus species. Taking place on 10 June, this satellite webinar will show invasion patterns and validated control strategies. It will also discuss the project’s containment measures under experimentation.
The online event will be held in English.
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The LIFE SAMFIX project aims to stop the spread of invasive Asian ambrosia beetles Xylosandrus scolitidae in various Natura 2000 sites and their surroundings in Spain, France and Italy.
Stefano Speranza – Università della Tuscia / Massimo Faccoli – Università di Padova
Alain Roques – INRAE: The biological invasions in the forest environment
Daniele Guarnieri – Parco Nazionale del Circeo: The SAMFIX Life project: an example of mitigation of biological invasions in Mediterranean forest ecosystems
Mario Contarini – Università della Tuscia: Infestations of Xylosandrus spp. in the Circeo National Park and experimental protocols for their control
Carmen Morales-Rodriguez and Andrea Vannini – Università della Tuscia: Fungus complex associated with alien ambrosia beetles: the case of Xylosandrus spp.
Teddy Urvois – UNRAE: Genetic structure of European invasive populations of Xylosandrus species
Diego Gallego – Universidad de Alicante: Expansion of invasive populations of Xylosandrus spp. in Spain and their survey