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In the early 1990s, birch (Betula pubescens) forests in north-western Norway were damaged by the bud- and shoot-mining larvae of Argyresthia retinella...Read more
Rainfall data were collated for years preceding historical outbreaks of Mastomys [Praomys] rats in East Africa in order to test the hypothesis that su...Read more
Cyclical outbreaks of pests can impact the functioning of entire ecosystems. An eminent example is outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS; Acanth...Read more
Recent outbreaks of defoliating insects on trees and shrubs used for landscaping major roads in the UK are reported. The reasons for some outbreaks we...Read more
Hosts may evolve defences that make them less susceptible and suitable to herbivores impacting their fitness. Due to climate change-driven range expan...Read more
The stage-specific responses of eruptive populations to ecosystem alterations have received little attention, despite the relevance of the issue for c...Read more
House mouse Mus domesticus outbreaks in the grain-growing areas of south-eastern Australia occur irregularly and may be local or widespread, covering ...Read more
Understanding how emergent pathogens successfully establish themselves and persist in previously unaffected populations is a crucial problem in diseas...Read more
Large, severe disturbances drive many forest ecosystems over the long term, but pose management uncertainties when human experience with them is limit...Read more
Gypsy moth outbreaks cause severe defoliation in Holarctic forests, both in North America where it is invasive, and in its native range in Eurasia. De...Read more