Effects of forest management and structure on forest pests An important issue for both forest and pest management is whether forest management and the structure of forests affect the density and damage caused by forest pests and pathogens. Plantation monocultures are frequently regarded as more susceptible to outbreaks of pests and pathogens than “natural” forests
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Seppo Kellomäki, Pekka Niemelä, Heli Peltola, Veikko Koski and Pertti Pulkkinen
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