Dr. Jacek Hilszczański
Senior researcher in the Department of Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute.

Research interests:
Bark beetle management,
Natural enemies of bark- and wood-boring insects,
Biology and taxonomy of the parasitoids (Ichneumonoidea) of bark- and wood-boring insects.

International experience and memberships:
Internship at the British Museum of Natural History in London concerning “The taxonomy and biology of Parasitic Hymenoptera”, Nov.-Dec. 1995.
Advanced Forest Pest Management Course, Sault Ste Marie, Canada, Dec. 1996.
Practice in bark beetles management, US Forest Service, Colorado and Utah, USA. Aug.-Nov. 2000.
Member of Polish Entomological Society, Silesian Entomological Society.
Post-doc concerning „Saproxilic insects conservation”, Umea, Sweden, May 2003 – May 2004.

    Publications ( 5 recent ):

  1. Hilszczański J. 2002. Overview of Polish Aulacidae (Hymenoptera: Evanioidea) with key to species marking. Wiadomości entomologiczne. 21(3): 155-161.
  2. Hilszczański J. 2002. Polish xoridines and their host association (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae: Xoridinae). Parasitic Wasps: evolution, systematics, biodiversity and biological control. Proc. of Symposium Koszeg, Hungary May 2001. (eds. Melika G. i Thuroczy C.) 294-298.
  3. Czokajło D., Hrasovec B., Pernek M., Hilszczański J., Kolk A., Teale S., Wikham J., Kirsh P. 2003. New lure for the Larger Pine Shoot Beetle, Tomicus piniperda- Attractant/trap design combination tested in North America and Europe. Proceedings: Ecology, Survey and Management of Forest Insects. Krakow, Poland 2002. 6-9.
  4. Bergsten J., Ekerholm P., Hellqvist S., Hilszczański J., Nilsson A., Pettersson R., Werner T. 2003. Insekter och spindeldjur fran Romelson. Natur i Norr. Umea. 22(2): 65-87.
  5. Kenis, M. & Hilszczanski, J. 2004. Natural enemies of Cerambycidae and Buprestidae in Europe. In "European bark and wood boring insects in living trees: a synthesis", edited by F. Lieutier, K. Day, A. Battisti, J.C. Gregoire and H. Evans. Kluwer. 475-498.