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Sustainable control of the horse chestnut leafminer, Cameraria ohridella (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae), a new invasive pest of Aesculus hippocastanum in Europe

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-01684
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date:
Duration: 48 months
Total cost: 1,767,562 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,166,015 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
CONTROCAM is a multidisciplinary project aimed at the control of the horse chestnut leafminer Cameraria ohridella, a moth of unknown origin, which has spread recently over vast areas of Europe. CONTROCOM proposes first to assess the present and potential future impact of the moth on horse-chestnut trees, both in urban areas in Europe and in natural forests in the Balkans. Then it will investigate the potential of different environmentally safe and sustainable control methods, including pheromone-based monitoring and control, biological control, and cultural methods. The epidemiology and dispersal of the moth will be studied. Finally, the project aims to develop and disseminate the basic structures of an IPM system for C. ohridella that will also be applicable across all affected areas of Europe, and to use the project as a generic model for developing sound approaches to the study and control of exotic invasive pests in Europe.


Coordinator
Werner HEITLAND
Technische Universitaet München Department of Applied Zoology
Freising
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 8161 714596
Fax: +49 8161 714598
E-mail: heitland@forst.tu-muenchen.de


Partners
  Ales SVATOS
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (UOCHB)
Praha
CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel.: +420 2 20183240
Fax: +420 2 24310090
E-mail: svatos@uochb.cas.cz
  Marc KENIS
CABI Bioscience Centre
Delemont
SWITZERLAND
Tel.: +41 32 4214884
Fax: +41 32 4214871
E-mail: m.kenis@cabi-bioscience.ch
  Giselher GRABENWEGER
Univiversity of Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Plant Protection
Wien
AUSTRIA
Tel.: +43 174 342 94
Fax: +43 174 654 33 59
E-mail: a9202675@unet.univie.ac.at
  Sven BACHER
University of Bern Zoology Institute
Bern
SWITZERLAND
Tel.: +41 31 6314539
Fax: +41 31 6314888
E-mail: sven.bacher@zos.unibe.ch
  Sebastiano SALEO
Università di Trieste Dipartimento di Biologia
Trieste
ITALY
Tel.: +39 040 6763875
Fax: +39 040 668855
E-mail: salleo@univ.trieste.it
  Sylvie AUGUSTIN
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Station de Zoologie Forestière
Ardon
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 238417893
Fax: +33 238417879
E-mail: augustin@orleans.inra.fr
  Nikolas AVTZIS
Technological Educational Institution of Kavala (TEI of Kavala) Department of Forestry
Drama
GREECE
Tel.: +30 521 32772
Fax: +30 521 32772
E-mail: avtzis@teikav.edu.gr