Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America: Modern Perspectives in Natural Forests and Exotic Plantations


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Forest Pest and Disease Management in Latin America: Modern Perspectives in Natural Forests and Exotic Plantations Editor: Sergio A. Estay Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer Nature Switzerland AG Pages: 239 Illustrations and other contents: 19 Tables, color; 19 Illustrations, color; 13 Illustrations, black and white; XIII, 239 p. 32 illus., 19 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783030351458 Categories: , , , , , ,

By providing multiple economic goods and ecosystem services, Latin American forests play a key role in the environmental, social and economic welfare of the region’s countries. From the tropical forests of Central America to the Mediterranean and temperate vegetation of the southern cone, these forests face a myriad of phytosanitary problems that negatively impact on both conservation efforts and forest industry. This book brings together the perspectives of several Latin American researchers on pest and disease management. Each chapter provides modern views of the status and management alternatives to problems as serious as the impact of introduced exotic insects and diseases on Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations throughout the continent, and the emergence of novel insect outbreaks in tropical and temperate native forests associated with global warming. It is a valuable guide for researchers and practitioners working on forest health in Latin America and around the world.

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Author Biography

Sergio A. Estay is a Forest Engineer from the University of Chile with a Master's and PhD in Ecology from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. He has extensive experience in the management of projects and work teams in the area of entomology and applied ecology in public and private institutions. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute of Environmental and Evolutionary Sciences at the Universidad Austral de Chile and Associate Researcher at the Center of Applied Ecology and Sustainability at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (CAPES). He worked for several years in the control of quarantine forest pests for the Agriculture and Livestock Service, Ministry of Agriculture of Chile. His field of specialization is the ecology of populations with applications to the study of spatio-temporal patterns in the distribution and abundance of organisms and invasive species. He has published over 30 papers in journals as well as various other publications, book chapters, thematic guides and at congresses. In addition, he has been involved in numerous research projects in the area of plant health.