Andrzej Mazur

Andrzej Mazur
Poznań University of Life Sciences · Department of Forest Entomology and Pathology

PhD

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October 2013 - present
Poznań University of Life Sciences
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Gnathotrichus materiarius (Fitch, 1858) is an alien ambrosia beetle from North America, that has been spreading across Europe since the 1930s. The species infests coniferous trees, excavating galleries in sapwood. However, to date very few studies have predicted changes in ambrosia beetle habitat suitability under changing climate conditions. To fi...
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Background: Resources of dying and dead trees, decaying fragments of stems, stumps and branches, i.e., coarse woody debris (CWD), are an important structural element of biocenoses and are drivers of biodiversity. The aim of this study was to describe assemblages of saproxylic beetles in pine stands of western Poland in view of dead wood resources....
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Supplementary Materials The alphabetical list of beetle species caught on dead trees in protected and commercial pine stands of western Poland in 2013–2014 Mazur, A.; Witkowski, R.; Ku´zmi´nski, R.; Jaszczak, R.; Turski, M.; Kwa´sna, H.; Łakomy, P.; Szmyt, J.; Adamowicz, K.; Łab˛edzki, A. The Structure of Saproxylic Beetle Assemblages in View of C...
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Ambrosia beetles of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex are emerging tree pests with a broad host range including important agricultural crops. Native to Southeast Asia, these species were introduced into various countries, where they cause considerable damage to many tree species. Here we report several outbreaks of E. fornicatus s.l. in Eur...
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Ambrosia beetles of the Euwallacea fornicatus species complex are emerging tree pests with a broad host range including important agricultural crops. Native to Southeast Asia, these species were introduced into various countries, where they cause considerable damage to many tree species. Here we report several outbreaks of E. fornicatus s.l. in Eur...
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This review paper presents an analysis of scientific information on the biology, ecology and protection measures for the European stag beetle (Lucanus cervus) in Europe, and based on this information practical methods and effective conservation procedures for the species in the forest areas. The European stag beetle is a saproxylic coleopteran char...
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The paper presents data on the occurrence and ecology of Pityogenes calcaratus (Eichh.), provides new data on the occurrence of this species in Georgia, and illustrates the beetle morphology and galleries.
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The incorporation of Lucanus cervus (L.) in Annex 2 of the EU Habitats Directive imposed on EU member countries the obligation to prepare protection plans and undertake adequate measures aimed at the preservation of this species. A necessary precondition for their implementation was connected with the identification of current localities of L. cerv...
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The paper presents new localities for the occurrence of an invasive Hemiptera species, Oxycarenus lavaterae, in mid-western Poland.
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Entomofauna of the Ujście Warty National Park is little known. The aim of the study was to identify groups of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) in forest (alder and riverside – alluvial forests) and non-forest environments (meadow and willow thickets, floodplains) of the Ujście Warty National Park. The research was carried out from May to October 2007 a...
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Hypoborus ficus Erichson, 1836, is a widespread bark beetle in the Mediterranean region (Talhouk 1969). The species was recorded in Europe: Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, France (including Corsica), Greece, Hungary, Italy (including Sardinia and Sicily), Macedonia, Malta, Portugal, Southern Russia, S...
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Philonthus nitidus (Fabr., 1787) inhabits mainly northern and central Europe. In Scandinavia, it reaches far outside the Arctic Circle, in the west it is found in France, in the South in the northern part of the Iberian Peninsula, Italy and Serbia, and in Transylvania; it was also recorded in Siberia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia (Burakowski et al. 1980...
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Gnathotrichus materiarius is listed as an alien ambrosia beetle in European fauna. This is an invasive species from North America, which was found in Europe (France) in the 1930s. In Poland, it was recorded in 2015. Already in 2017 numerous infestations of G. materiarius on lying Pinus sylvestris wood were obsereved. G. materairius is a xylo-mycoph...
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Dead wood was inventoried in 13 research areas – pine and oak stands with varying degrees of naturalness and way of management. Objects represent wide range of management type: strict reserves, oak stands attacked by Armillaria sp., uneven-aged pine stands and commercial forests with intensive sanitation cutting. Beetles composition was analysed fo...
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On October 9, 2017, Prof. hab. A. Szujecki, PhD, one of the greatest scholars in the field of forestry, faunis-tics, entomology and ecology, passed away in Warsaw at the age of 88. The professor was a full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and an honorary doc-tor of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS--SGGW), and Agricultural Univer...
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Review of the book: Andrzej Jerzy Szujecki (autor) Kusakowate (Staphylinidae) lasów Polski. Aspekt różnorodności i monitoringu zooindykacyjnego. Publisher: Centrum Informacyjne Lasów Państwowych, 2017
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Philonthus spinipes Sharp for the first time was described from East Asia (Sharp 1874). Presently the species occurs in the whole Palaearctic region. Original distribution of this species is difficult to define because it has obviously extended its distribution range westwards (Schillhammer 1999).
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It is the first full information about the occurrence of the Mediterranean cypress bark beetle Phloeosinus aubei (Perris, 1855) in Poland. The first observation was made in 2014 near Wrocław and then in 2017 in Poznań. It has been observed that Phloeosinus aubei has no big impact on Polish forests. So far its role is limited to trees which are cult...
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Abundance and diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi were studied in managed (sanitation cutting, commercial thinning and timber harvesting) and unmanaged stands in one 85-year-old Scots pine forest in western Poland. Fungi were detected on coarse woody debris collected in each stand in June 2014: logs, fallen branches, standing dead trees and stumps,...
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Background. In the northern (Polish) part of the Karkonosze (Giant) Mountains, no comprehensive study of fauna related to dying trees and decaying wood has ever been carried out, despite the fact that in the 1980’s and 1990’s, catastrophic tree dying occurred there. Until the present time, as a result of tree stand decay process, dead tree and deca...
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The abundance and diversity of wood decomposing fungi were investigated by isolating and cultivating filamentous fungi from wood and by detection of fruit bodies of ascomycetous and basidiomycetous fungi. The objective was to study the impact of forest management on fungi in 100-year-old oak and 87-year-old Scots pine forests in Northern Poland. Fu...
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Gnathotrichus materiarius (Fitch, 1858) is an alien species in the European fauna. In Poland, this species has not been recorded thus far, although it was assumed that it may be present. This paper presents the first site of G. materiarius in Poland. A single individual of the beetle was captured during monitoring activities of the Double-spined ba...
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The presented results were obtained during the performance of a research project concerning insect and fungi species diversity related to dead wood in oak and pine forests (carried out between 2012 and 2015). The observations were carried out in State Forests in production forests and production forests exempt from sanitary measures and in the Draw...
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The goal of the study was to determine the mortality of pupae of Panolis flammea and Hyloicus pinastri caused by Micromammalia in pine tree stands and in deciduous tree and bush patches present in such tree stands. The pupae of P. flammea and H. pinastri were put in the forest plant litter. The observations were conducted in the period between 6th...
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The process of dying of trees in a forest stand is one of the most important developmental processes of forest ecosystems. The work presents the carried out study of the structure (composition and occurrence frequency) of subcortical insects community dwelling in Scots pine trees during the artificially initiated process of dying of trees. The anal...
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OCCURENCE OF SPECIES OF THE GENUS EUSPHALERUM KR. (COL., STAPHYLINIDAE, OMALIINAE) IN THE GIANT MOUNTAINS AREA
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This study suggests a method of valuation for wood coming from dead trees which was applied for pricing of such wood found in Polish forests. This study shows that in Polish forest there are approx. 52 million m3 biocenotic wood coming from dead or dy�ing trees with an estimated value of 1.5 billion PLN/10 years. Drewno pochodzące z martwych drzew...
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This study suggests a method of valuation for wood coming from dead trees which was applied for pricing of such wood found in Polish forests. This study shows that in Polish forest there are approx. 52 million m3 biocenotic wood coming from dead or dy-ing trees with an estimated value of 1.5 billion PLN/10 years.
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Until recently three species from the genus Trypodendron Stephens, 1830 were reported in Poland: T. domesticum (Linnaeus 1758), T. lineatum (Oliver 1795) and T. signatum (Fabricius 1792). Trypodendron laeve Eggers, 1939 was observed in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains, in the Strict Protection Districts of Chełmowa Góra and Święta Katarzyna. Bark beetl...
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The process of dying of trees in a forest stand is one of the most important developmental processes of forest ecosystems. The work presents the carried out study of the structure (composition and occurrence frequency) of subcortical insects community dwelling in Scots pine trees during the artificially initiated process of dying of trees. The anal...
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This paper presents a proposal for commercial measures aiming at protecting the Ergates faber (Linnaeus 1761). Ergates faber is a beetle species (Coleoptera) from the longhorn beetles' family, Cerambycidae, and remained protected in Poland since 2001 following the Regulation of the Minister of the Environment of 26 th September 2001 (Journal of Law...
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In the paper there were presented results of the researches on Staphylinidae communities inhabiting high mountain spruce forests in the Sudety Mountains (Callamagrostio villosae-Piceetum). The researches were conducted in the years 2005-2006 on 30 different areas representing various stages of the forest development (juvenile and terminal) on the w...
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Badania zgrupowań epigeicznych kusakowatych (Staphylinidae) borów regla górnego w Sudetach prowadzono w latach 2005-2006 na obszarze siedliskowym górnoreglowej świerczyny sudeckiej (Callamagrostio villosae-Piceetum) w Górach Izerskich, Bialskich, Sowich, w Karkonoszach oraz w Masywie Śnieżnika. Badania zrealizowano na 30 powierzchniach reprezentu...
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Bezkręgowce Wstęp Bezkręgowce to olbrzymia grupa zwierząt, obejmująca na Ziemi przeszło milion gatunków, sztucznie wyróż-niona dla podkreślenia jej podstawowej cechy – braku szkieletu wewnętrznego zbudowanego z kręgosłupa iczaszki. Bezkręgowce odznaczają się niezwykle bogatą gamą różnorakich przystosowań do życia we wszystkich środowiskach kuli zie...
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The aim of the study was to inventory potential habitats and localities of Eastern eggar Eriogaster catax (Linnaeus, 1758) on the route of expressway S5 Poznań- -Wrocław at the Kaczkowo-Korzeńsko section. Insects from documented localities overlapping with the planned expressway were translocated to new locations, guaranteeing development and exi...
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The aim of the study was to determine preventive and protective measures for the Jersey tiger on the territory administered by the State Forests National Holding. On the basis of the natural and forest inventory a characteristics of biotopes was determined, in which the images were most often found. It was concluded that in most of the refugia Jers...
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In the years 2005– 2006, in the Karkonoski National Park there were conducted observations on infestation of spruce trees by bark beetles (Col., Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Data on bark beetle species composition and frequency of occurrence of individual species were collected. The data on development phenology of the small spruce bark beetle Ips a...
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The study presents the location of Eriogaster catax in Poland. Research from this point of view was conducted in 2006-2007. As a result of analysis of this position, it was found that the main host plant of E. catax – Prunus spinosa is over 50% refugia. It was not stated that any other tree species were host plants. For the most appropriate habitat...
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Monograph of Ips typographus (in Polish)
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The aim of the study was to work out preventive and protective measures for two species of the Lycaenidae family included in the Natura 2000 program on the territories administered by PGL Lasy Państwowe (State Forests National Forest Holding). On the basis of the data analysis there was drawn a characteristics of biotopes images were most often fou...
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The Oxyporus mannerheimi Gyll., 1827 is a species of beetle belonging to the family of rove beetles (Staphylinidae) included in the list of invertebrate species protected under Natura 2000 – European network of protected areas. In Poland, this species has been under legal protection since 2004. This paper contains the list of hitherto known locatio...
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The high mountain forest in the Sudety Mountains is a vegetation level spreading at altitudes from 1000 to 1250 m above mean sea level. The natural autogenic vegetation of the high mountain forest is the Sudetic high mountain spruce (Calamagrostio villosae- -Piceetum Schluter 1969). This plant community occurs in the Karkonosze Mountains and on the...
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Based on a survey of the literature and collections, the distributions of the Platypodinae and Scolytinae (Curculionidae) within the present-day borders of Poland are summarized. An updated and annotated checklist is given of Polish pinhole borers (1 genus, 1 species) and bark beetles (35 genera, 110 species). Carphoborus cholodkovskyi SPESSIVTSEV...
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Megarthrus stercorarius MULSANT et REY, 1878 was collected on Rudawiec (the Bialskie Mountains), Œnie¿nik K³odzki (Œnie¿nik Massif) and Bagnisko (the Izera Mountains). All the sites are located in the Sudety Mountains. This is the first data on the occurrence of this species in Poland. The beetles were found in deer feces or caught into Barber trap...
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The paper presents study on fauna and ecology of Staphylinidae in the Karkonosze Mts. since 1989. Further research was advised peat and mountainous areas especially.
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The first reeords of Lordilhon bimocula/us (Schrank, 1798) from Poland are presented. Until 2000 this species was not distinguished from Lordi/hon Irinola/u5 (Er., 1839). It was colleeted in the Karkonosze Mountains, in the Bialskie Mountains, as well as in the foothills of the Sudety Mountains, in subalpine spruce forests and in colline and montan...
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In the years 2001-2003 the presence of the spruce bark beetle Ips typographus (L.) and of accompanying species has been observed in the environment of subalpine spruce forests with special consideration of the condition of the upper forest boundary. The scope of works included the determination of area of occurrence of the spruce bark beetle, descr...
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In the course of forest management works in the Karkonosze National Park a total of 630 circular sample plots arranged in a 200 × 300 m graticule were established using the mathematical statistical method. Litter samples were collected from the centres of these plots in the spring and early summer of 2004 in order to determine the species compositi...
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In the course of forest management works in the Karkonosze National Park a total of 630 circular sample plots arranged in a 200 × 300 m graticule were established using the mathematical statistical method. Litter samples were collected from the centres of these plots in the autumn of 2002 and 2003 in order to determine the species composition of gr...
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Investigations were conducted in central western Poland, in Scots pine stands aged 25-36 years. The population size of Hylobius abietis larvae was determined on stumps left after felled pine trees in eight stands. It was found that on stumps located in strip roads the number of weevil larvae was significantly higher than on stumps found outside tho...
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The aim of the study was to determine the dependency between the age of stand and species abundance of insects inhabiting parts of felled trees, such as stems and branches with diameters smaller than 7 cm. Investigations were conducted in central-western Poland, in pine stands aged 6-60 years. It was shown that the age of felled trees has an effect...
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The paper describes the first locality in Poland of Leptusa norvegica Strand, 1941. One male of the species has been found under tree-bark of a decaying fallen pine tree in the vicinty of Mosina near Poznań (in the Wielkopolska region). Te paper also presents a catalogue of distinctive features distinguishing related (allied) species to be found in...
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The article discusses the occurrence of species of the genus Eusphalerum (Col., Staphylinidae) in the whole area of the Giant Mountains, based on data from entomological collections in museums and in private hands and data included in literature. Some previously published faunistical data are also verified. Based on research, it was concluded that...
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Polygraphus punctifrons THOMS. was found in the vicinity of village Romanów in the Sudety Foreland. This is the westernmost locality of this species in Poland. The bioindicatory importance of this beetle, which prefers natural forests, is stressed.
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The work is a contribution to the study of the fauna inhabiting the nival niches of the Karkonosze National Park postglacial pot-holes. The paper includes descriptions of Staphylinidae aggregation (communities) affected by long-lasting occurrence of permanent snow cover and its thawing.
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The paper contains a discussion on the present state of Staphylinid fauna (excluding Aleocharinae) of selected mountain ranges of the West Sudetes, mainly Karkonosze (Giant Mts.). Seventy four species were recorded, including the following new to Sudets: Philonthus concinnus (Grav.), Quedius maurus (Sahlb.), Gyrohypnus fracticornis (Mull.) ans Sten...
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Epidemics of forest insects can have deep impacts on ecosystem functioning and dynamics, with consequences for forest economics and forest carbon feedback to climate change. Despite the many roles that insects fulfil in terrestrial ecosystems, their importance in nutrient cycling is not well known (Kosola et al., 2001). The only instances where her...

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