SNIC
SUPR
SNIC SUPR
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: Microbiology (medical to be 30109 and agricultural to be 40302)

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.