On 10 June 2021, from 11 to 13, the satellite webinar of the XXVI Italian National Congress of Entomology 2021 will be held with the title “Bark and ambrosia beetles invasive of mediterranean forest ecosystem”. Many experts and researchers involved in the Life Samfix project will discuss invasive insects in Mediterranean environments, with particular attention
The theoretical-demonstrative pruning course organized by the Circeo National Park Authority as part of the LIFE SAMFIX project ended on Saturday 24/04. The course was held by the arborists of the Polyconic Vase association who explained the main physiological aspects of plants and showed various pruning techniques in the field. A focus on the actions
The University of Alicante, partner and coordinator in Spain of the LIFE SAMFIX project, is pleased to invite you to the II National Conference of the LIFE SAMFIX project, which will be held online on Thursday 29 April from 9am to 2pm. This conference is aimed to disseminate the results of the project LIFE SAMFIX
The staff of the Circeo National Park, within the cycle of training activities foreseen by the Life Samfix Project, will inaugurate a theoretical-practical pruning course on April 22/23/24. The course will have both a general theoretical address, but also a practical-demonstrative one, particularly aimed at the treatment of the Mediterranean species present in the Circeo
Diego Gallego and Noelia Molina of LIFE SAMFIX partner University of Alicante wrote with others an overview article on Xylosandrus invasion in Europe and in particular in Spain, published in Foresta, a journal of Spanish Forestry Engineers Organization. Biological invasions are a main treat for biodiversity. Business activities linked to globalization increased invasion frequency .
The new 2.51 release of the Samfix Agent app is available on the Google Play Store platform, which improves the gaming experience, adds new missions and solves some minor bugs in sending reports to the server. Download and try it now and help us collect important data for the study of Xylosandrus! Download app.
The staff of the Circeo National Park Authority, leader of the Life project SAMFIX, on 5 and 10 February 2021 met, remotely, the guides of trekking associations operating in the Lazio area: Svalvolati into the wild: https://www.svalvolatiterracina.it/ Blue Dragonflies: https://www.libellule.org/ Paths explorers: https://www.camminesploratori.com/ Altouritaly: http://www.altouritaly.com/ During these meetings we talked about the objectives of the
The X-Traps, designed and developed within the SAMFIX project by Terrasystem, are IoT modules that can be integrated into traditional traps such as the Crosstraps produced by Econex but also adaptable to other types of traps. They allow to count and recognize daily Xylosandrus captures through the acquisition and recognition of high resolution macro photographic
Prof. Massimo Faccoli of the University of Padova published a scientific article on “Forest@ – Rivista di Selvicoltura ed Ecologia Forestale”. One of the main species studied within the SAMFIX project is the small Ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactus, an invasive species of Asian origin recently introduced in Italy from which rapidly spread to other Mediterranean
URZF team published a scientific paper on the potential geographical distribution of X. crassiusculus and X. compactus, two invasive ambrosia beetles. Both species originate from South-East Asia and are invasive in Africa, in the Americas, in Oceania and more recently in Europe, where they were detected in 2003 and 2011, respectively. This study modelled suitable