Data from: Predicting the spread of an invasive tree pest: the pine wood nematode in Southern Europe

BegoƱa De La Fuente, Santiago Saura, Pieter S.A. Beck & Pieter S. A. Beck
1. Invasive tree pests are increasingly threatening forest ecosystems. Understanding and controlling their spread presents a major challenge for managers, researchers, and policy makers. In 1999, the pine wood nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, causal agent of pine wilt disease and native to North America, was first detected in Europe, more precisely in south western Portugal. Since then, it has spread to more than 30% of the country, producing large-scale damages in Portuguese forests. 2. We applied...

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  • Joint Research Centre
  • Technical University of Madrid