Dr Iwona Skrzecz
Senior researcher at the Department of Forest Protection, Forest Research Institute in Warsaw

Research interests:
The biology and ecology of pest insects in forest plantations and methods of their control,
Methods in the biological control of defoliating insects using entomopathogenic microorganisms

International experience and memberships:
Research scholarship at Helsinki University, Finland, 15-30.10.1993, subject: chemical and mechanical protection of forest plantations against pest insects,
Research scholarship with Forestry Commission in Roslin, United Kingdom, 25.03. –15.07.1994, subject: biological control of pest insects in forest plantations,
Polish Coordinator and member of Management Committee of COST Action E-16 BAWBILT “Bark- and wood-boring insects in living trees”, 1999-2002,

Publications ( 5 recent ):
  1. Skrzecz I., 2000. Preliminary results of experiments for the use of baculoviruses in Polish forestry. Proceedings of 7th European Meeting „ Capturing the potential of biological control“, IOBC wprs Bulletin Vol. 23 (2): 243- 248.
  2. Skrzecz I., 2000. Biological activity of the nuclear polyhedrosis virus isolates against the gypsy moth Lymantria dispar (L.). Folia Forest. Pol. Series A, No 42: 41-54.
  3. Skrzecz I., 2001. Large pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) abundance and the extent of damage in plantations established on clearcuts with pine stumps treated with the fungus Phlebiopsis gigantea (Fr.: Fr.) Jülich. Folia Forest. Pol., S. A, No 43: 137-151.
  4. Skrzecz I., 2003. Preliminary results on the biological activity of a Polish isolate of nucleopolyhedrovirus against Panolis flammea Schiff. IOBC/wprs Bulletin Vol. 26 (1): 241-244.
  5. Skrzecz I., 2003. Non-target insects in the pine weevil (Hylobius abietis L.) traps with Hylodor dispenser. Folia Forest. Pol. Series A, No 35: 27-35.