Red oaks escape insect predation in their invasive range

In our recently published paper, we showed that red oaks escape seed predation by weevils (Curculio spp.) in their invasive range. Compared to native oaks, and to red oaks in the USA, the rate of infestation was 10-times lower in red oaks in Poland. What is more, once weevils infest red oaks in Europe, the…

6 months at CREAF, Barcelona

This week I moved to Barcelona to work with Josep Espelta and Raul Bonal on different aspects of plant-animal interactions. We plan to finish two projects. One is on the weevil infestation in red oaks that are invasive in Europe. We gathered a bunch of data that shows that red oaks escape predation which might…