What is IMPACT?
IMPACT - is a research project assessing how changing climate will influence the damage to our trees and forests by pests, some already here and others potentially brought here through international trade.
This combination of events requires an integrated approach to predicting which pests are most likely to affect our trees and developing sustainable methods for detection and management.
IMPACT is working through a partnership that brings expertise in climate modelling, pest monitoring and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) using combinations of microbial control agents.
IMPACT – Integrated Management of forest Pests Addressing Climate Trends – is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Ireland-Wales Programme (INTERREG Iva) and Forestry Commission Wales. It is led by Forest Research in Wales, Aberystwyth, with partners in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth and Swansea University
The IMPACT project run from 1/12/09 to 30/06/15, within this time many publications, press releases and presentations were produced. All of these can be viewed on the main IMPACT project website. Please click here to view these.
Listed below is some of Swansea University's contributions/outputs:
- Susceptibility of different developmental stages of large pine weevil Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) to entomopathogenic fungi and effect of fungal infection to adult weevils by formulation and application methods click here
- Entomopathogenic Fungus as a Biological Control for an Important Vector of Livestock Disease: The Culicoides Biting Midge click here
- Metarhizium anisopliae Pathogenesis of Mosquito Larvae: A Verdict of Accidental Death click here
- Identification of Metarhizium strains highly efficacious against Aedes, Anopheles and Culex larvae click here
- Differential susceptibility of Hyalomma excavatum adults and nymphs to the entomopathogens Metarhizium anisopliae ARSEF 4556 and Steinernema carpocapsae click here
- Metarhizium brunneum Blastospore Pathogenesis in Aedes aegypti Larvae: Attack on Several Fronts Accelerates Mortality click here