Bark beetle ecology

Dnr:

SNIC 2017/7-111

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Anna Rosling

Affiliation:

Uppsala universitet

Start Date:

2017-07-17

End Date:

2018-08-01

Primary Classification:

10606: Mikrobiologi (mikrobiologi inom medicinska området under 30109)

Webpage:

http://www.ieg.uu.se/evolutionary-biology/rosling/research/#fungal_impact

Allocation

Abstract

This project address how bark beetle strategies and fungal associates affect breeding success of the beetle. Surprisingly, after more than a century of bark beetle research no one has addressed whether fungi associated with non-mycangial beetles actually affect beetle success. This work is ground-breaking in its focus on the effects of fungi on non-mycangial beetles as well as the use of molecular techniques to describe the fungi associated with both mycangial and non-mycangial beetles. It is also the first to document fungal associations with major non-mycangial beetles throughout their development and their potential to benefit beetles through nitrogen (N) concentration.