Successful Completion of an International Project of the Department of Natural Sciences at New Bulgarian University

  • Daniela Pilarska New Bulgarian University
  • Christa Schafellner BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
  • Gernot Hoch BFW Austrian Research Centre for Forests
  • Margarita Georgieva Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Georgi Georgiev Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Plamen Mirchev Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Keywords: Entomophaga maimaiga, Lymantria dispar, Austria, Bulgaria

Abstract

The paper presents the results of a successfully completed international project of the Department of Natural Sciences titled “Monitoring and identification of the entomopathogenic fungus Entomophaga maimaiga in Lymantria dispar populations” and funded by the National Research Fund in 2017-2019. Investigating the distribution of E. maimaiga in Austria and Bulgaria in 2018-2019 shows that the pathogen has expanded its range to the west and reached Lower Austria. E. maimaiga has been identified in Bulgaria as well and has become part of the natural enemy complex of L. dispar.

Published
2021-11-19
How to Cite
Pilarska, D., Schafellner, C., Hoch, G., Georgieva, M., Georgiev, G., & Mirchev, P. (2021). Successful Completion of an International Project of the Department of Natural Sciences at New Bulgarian University. Annual of Natural Sciences Department, 6, 82-86. https://doi.org/10.33919/ansd.20-21.6.8