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
UNITUS team published first results of the monitoring activities performed so far in Circeo National Park on the fungal community associated with the ambrosia beetle Xylosandrus compactus, that invaded mediterranean maquis in several parks of Lazio Region. They conclude in the article that the fungal community reveals high biodiversity and suggests environmental acquisitions. The study
The Samfix project launches the latest version of Samfix Agent, the app that will allow us to help defend nature from Xylosandrus attacks. Samfix Agent will be a valid guide to explore parks and surroundings, and will also allow scientists to collect important data for the study of Xylosandrus. In particular, the new app, already
A new IT infrastructure enhances the Samfix project with a cutting-edge tool: the Samfix Platform. This will allow the collection and exploitation of different data, crossing them with the geographic territories involved. A new database to collect relevant data and make citizens aware of the state of the art of interventions. A central platform for