Zach Peter

Zach Peter

AEI Research Group

Ing. Peter Zach, CSc.

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Forest Ecology
Animal & Ecosystem Interactions Research Group
Ľudovíta Štúra 1774/2
960 01 Zvolen
Phone: +421 45 5241 111, kl. 128
Email: zach@ife.sk


Research areas: a forest entomologist and phythopathologist conducting research in the field of forest entomology, forest protection and biodiversity conservation with emphasis placed on bark beetles (Scolytinae) and other xylophilous beetles, ladybirds (Coccinellidae) and invasive insect species. A keen birdwatcher.


Education:

  • PhD. in Forest Pathology and Plant Protection (1993)

Projects:

  • VEGA 2/0052/15: Functionally important animals in forest dynamics in new environmental conditions
  • VEGA 2/0012/17: Importance of local habitats and microhabitats for spacial distribution of forest and arboricolous arthropods
  • APVV-15- 0348: New methods in an integrated forest protection incorporating the use of entomopathogenic fungi
  • APVV-14- 0567: Information and warning system for invasive organisms in forests and urban areas

List of my publications:

2021

Occurrence of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) in the Slovak Republic and its outbreaks during 1945–2020

Zúbrik, Milan; Kunca, Andrej; Kulfan, Ján; Rell, Slavomír; Nikolov, Christo; Galko, Juraj; Vakula, Jozef; Gubka, Andrej; Leontovyč, Roman; Konôpka, Bohdan; Lalík, Michal; Longauerová, Valéria; Sitková, Zuzana; Liška, Jan; Zach, Peter; Barta, Marek; Holuša, Jaroslav

Occurrence of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar L.) in the Slovak Republic and its outbreaks during 1945–2020 Journal Article

Central European Forestry Journal, 67 (2), pp. 55-71, 2021, ISSN: 2454-0358.

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The first documented breeding of Greylag Goose (Anser anser) on the fishponds near Levice (SW Slovakia)

Jauschová, Terézia; Rubáčová, Lucia Turčoková; Zach, Peter

The first documented breeding of Greylag Goose (Anser anser) on the fishponds near Levice (SW Slovakia) Journal Article

Tichodroma, 31 , pp. 32-36, 2021, ISSN: 1337-026X.

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Structure and seasonal dynamics of bird assemblage in the Levice fishponds protected area in 2018–2020

Jauschová, Terézia; Zach, Peter

Structure and seasonal dynamics of bird assemblage in the Levice fishponds protected area in 2018–2020 Journal Article

Tichodroma, 32 , pp. 19-30, 2021, ISSN: 1337-026X.

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2020

The Invasive Box Tree Moth Five Years after Introduction in Slovakia: Damage Risk to Box Trees in Urban Habitats

Kulfan, Ján; Zach, Peter; Holec, Juraj; Brown, Peter M J; Sarvašová, Lenka; Skuhrovec, Jiří; Martinková, Zdenka; Honěk, Alois; Váľka, Jozef; Holecová, Milada; Saniga, Miroslav

The Invasive Box Tree Moth Five Years after Introduction in Slovakia: Damage Risk to Box Trees in Urban Habitats Journal Article

Forests, 11 (9), 2020, ISSN: 1999-4907.

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Xylosandrus germanus in Central Europe: Spread into and within the Czech Republic

Fiala, Tomáš; Holuša, Jaroslav; Procházka, Jiří; Čížek, Lukáš; Dzurenko, Marek; Foit, Jiří; Galko, Juraj; Kašák, Josef; Kulfan, Jan; Lakatos, Ferenc; Nakládal, Oto; Schlaghamerský, Jiří; Svatoš, Michal; Trombik, Jiří; Zábranský, Petr; Zach, Peter; Kula, Emanuel

Xylosandrus germanus in Central Europe: Spread into and within the Czech Republic Journal Article

Journal of Applied Entomology, 144 (6), pp. 423-433, 2020, ISSN: 0931-2048.

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Factors determining variation in colour morph frequencies in invasive Harmonia axyridis populations

Honek, Alois; Brown, Peter M J; Martinkova, Zdenka; Skuhrovec, Jiri; Brabec, Marek; Burgio, Giovanni; Evans, Edward W; Fournier, Marc; Grez, Audrey A; Kulfan, Jan; Lami, Francesco; Lucas, Eric; Lumbierres, Belén; Masetti, Antonio; Mogilevich, Timofej; Orlova-Bienkowskaja, Marina; Phillips, William M; Pons, Xavier; Strobach, Jan; Viglasova, Sandra; Zach, Peter; Zaviezo, Tania

Factors determining variation in colour morph frequencies in invasive Harmonia axyridis populations Journal Article

Biological Invasions, 22 , pp. 2049–2062, 2020, ISSN: 1387-3547.

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Winter geometrid moths in oak forests : Is monitoring a single species reliable to predict defoliation risk?

Sarvašová, Lenka; Kulfan, Ján; Saniga, Miroslav; Zúbrik, Milan; Zach, Peter

Winter geometrid moths in oak forests : Is monitoring a single species reliable to predict defoliation risk? Journal Article

Forests, 11 (3), 2020, ISSN: 1999-4907.

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Larval feeding of Cydalima perspectalis on box trees with a focus on the spatial and temporal distribution

Kulfan, Ján; Dzurenko, Marek; Parák, Michal; Sarvašová, Lenka; Saniga, Miroslav; Brown, Peter; Zach, Peter

Larval feeding of Cydalima perspectalis on box trees with a focus on the spatial and temporal distribution Journal Article

Plant Protection Science, 11 , 2020, ISSN: 1212-2580.

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2019

Effects of a host tree on movement and distribution of winter geometrid moths (Lepidoptera): thickness of trunks and branches

Kulfan, Ján; Sarvašová, Lenka; Parák, Michal; Zach, Peter

Effects of a host tree on movement and distribution of winter geometrid moths (Lepidoptera): thickness of trunks and branches Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 46 (2), pp. 83-90, 2019, ISBN: 1336-5266.

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Range expansion of the small spruce bark beetle Ips amitinus: a newcomer in northern Europe

Økland, Bjørn; Flø, Daniel; Schroeder, Martin; Zach, Peter; Cocos, Dragos; Martikainen, Petri; Siitonen, Juha; Mandelshtam, Michail Y; Musolin, Dmitry L; Neuvonen, Seppo; Vakula, Jozef; Nikolov, Christo; Lindelöw, Åke; Voolma, Kaljo

Range expansion of the small spruce bark beetle Ips amitinus: a newcomer in northern Europe Journal Article

Agricultural and Forest Entomology, 21 (3), pp. 286-298, 2019, ISSN: 1461-9555.

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Distribution, Habitat Preference, and Management of the Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Xylosandrus germanus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in European Forests with an Emphasis on the West Carpathians

Galko, J; Dzurenko, M; Ranger, C M; Kulfan, J; Kula, E; Nikolov, C; Zúbrik, M; Zach, P

Distribution, Habitat Preference, and Management of the Invasive Ambrosia Beetle Xylosandrus germanus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in European Forests with an Emphasis on the West Carpathians Journal Article

Forests, 10 (1), 2019.

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Effects of a host tree on movement and distribution of winter geometrid moths (Lepidoptera): thickness of trunks and branches

Kulfan, Ján; Sarvašová, Lenka; Parák, Michal; Zach, Peter

Effects of a host tree on movement and distribution of winter geometrid moths (Lepidoptera): thickness of trunks and branches Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 46 (2), pp. 83–90, 2019, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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Invasion by the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in southeastern Europe

Vétek, Gábor; Zach, Peter; Matošević, Dinka; Tuba, Katalin; Lakatos, Ferenc; Kulfan, Jan; Csóka, György; Gomboc, Stanislav; Nagy, Sándor; Glavendekić, Milka; Avtzis, Dimitrios N; de Groot, Maarten; Szőcs, Levente; Papazova-Anakieva, Irena; Nacheski, Sterja; Hrnčić, Snježana; Radonjić, Sanja; Fekete, Veronika

Invasion by the box tree moth, Cydalima perspectalis (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), in southeastern Europe Incollection

Invasive dendrophilous organisms: challenges and protection operations: Collective monograph, pp. 17-28, Pushkino , 2019, ISBN: 978–5–94219–250–1.

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2018

Two blue-stain fungi colonizing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) trees infested by bark beetles in Slovakia, Central Europe

Pastirčáková, K; Adamčíková, K; Pastirčák, M; Zach, P; Galko, J; Kováč, M; Laco, J

Two blue-stain fungi colonizing Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) trees infested by bark beetles in Slovakia, Central Europe Journal Article

Biologia, 73 (11), pp. 1053-1066, 2018, ISSN: 0006-3088.

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Phytophagous larvae occurring in Central and Southeastern European oak forests as a potential host of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) – A field study

Zúbrik, M; Pilarska, D; Kulfan, J; Barta, M; Hajek, A E; Bittner, T D; Zach, P; Takov, D; Kunca, A; Rell, S; Hirka, A; Csóka, G

Phytophagous larvae occurring in Central and Southeastern European oak forests as a potential host of Entomophaga maimaiga (Entomophthorales: Entomophthoraceae) – A field study Journal Article

Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 155 , pp. 52-54, 2018, ISSN: 0022-2011.

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Can late flushing trees avoid attack by moth larvae in temperate forests?

Kulfan, J; Sarvašová, L; Parák, M; Dzurenko, M; Zach, P

Can late flushing trees avoid attack by moth larvae in temperate forests? Journal Article

Plant Protection Science, 54 , pp. 272-283, 2018, ISSN: 12122580.

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Overwintering of ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on Scots pine in Central Europe

Holecová, Milada; *, Peter Zach; Hollá, Katarína; Šebestová, Miroslava; Klesniaková, Mária; Šestáková, Anna; Honěk, Alois; Nedvěd, Oldřich; Parák, Michal; Martinková, Zdenka; Holec, Juraj; Viglášová, Sandra; Brown, Peter M J; Roy, Helen E; Kulfan, Ján

Overwintering of ladybirds (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) on Scots pine in Central Europe Journal Article

European Journal of Entomology, 115 , pp. 658-667, 2018, ISSN: 1210-5759.

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2017

Species assemblages of ladybirds including the harlequin ladybird  Harmonia axyridis: a comparison at large spatial scale in urban habitats

Viglášová, S; Nedvěd, O; Zach, P; Kulfan, J; Parák, M; Honěk, A; Martinková, Z; Roy, H E

Species assemblages of ladybirds including the harlequin ladybird Harmonia axyridis: a comparison at large spatial scale in urban habitats Journal Article

BioControl, 62 (3), pp. 409-421, 2017.

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2016

Wind - An important ecological factor and destructive agent in forests

Konôpka, Bohdan; Zach, Peter; and Kulfan, Ján

Wind - An important ecological factor and destructive agent in forests Journal Article

Lesnícky časopis - Forestry Journal, 62 (2), pp. 123-130, 2016, ISSN: 0323-1046.

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Mites Trichouropoda and Uroobovella spp. (Uropodoidea) phoretic on bark beetles (Scolytinae): a comparison from a declining mountain spruce forest in Central Europe

Zach, P; Kršiak, B; Kulfan, J; Parák, M; Kontschán, J

Mites Trichouropoda and Uroobovella spp. (Uropodoidea) phoretic on bark beetles (Scolytinae): a comparison from a declining mountain spruce forest in Central Europe Journal Article

International Journal of Acarology, 42 (4), pp. 212-217, 2016, ISSN: 1945-3892.

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Distribution of Lepidopteran Larvae on Norway Spruce: Effects of Slope and Crown Aspect

Kulfan, J; Dvořáčková, K; Zach, P; Parák, M; Svitok, M

Distribution of Lepidopteran Larvae on Norway Spruce: Effects of Slope and Crown Aspect Journal Article

Environmental Entomology, 45 (2), pp. 436-445, 2016.

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Roy, H E; Brown, P M J; Adriaens, T; Berkvens, N; Borges, I; Clusella-Trullas, S; De_Clercq, P; Eschen, R; Estoup, A; Evans, E W; Facon, B; Gardiner, M M; Gil, A; Grez, A; Guillemaud, T; Haelewaters, D; Honěk, A; Howe, A G; Hui, C; Hutchison, W D; Kenis, M; Koch, R L; Kulfan, J; Lawson_Handley, L; Lombaert, E; Loomans, A; Losey, J; Lukashuk, A O; Maes, D; Magro, A; Murray, K M; San_Martin, G; Martinkova, Z; Minnaar, I; Nedved, O; Orlova-Bienkowskaja, M J; Rabitsch, W; Peter_Ravn, H; Rondoni, G; Rorke, S L; Ryndevich, S K; Saethre, M -G; Onofre, Soares A; Stals, R; Tinsley, M C; Vandereycken, A; van_Wielink, P; Viglášová, S; Zach, P; Zaviezo, T; Zhao, Z

The harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis: global perspectives on invasion history and ecology Journal Article

Biological Invasions, 18 , pp. 997-1044, 2016, ISSN: 1387-3547.

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2015

Mihál, Ivan; Gajdoš, Peter; Žila, Pavel

Harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) of open biotopes in the Poloniny National Park (north-eastern Slovakia) Journal Article

Fragmenta Faunistica, 58 (1), pp. 51-58, 2015.

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Parák, M; Kulfan, J; Zach, P

Are the moth larvae able to withstand tree fall caused by wind storm? Journal Article

Annals of Forest Research, 58 (1), pp. 185-190, 2015.

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2014

Panigaj, Ľ; Zach, P; Honěk, A; Nedvěd, O; Kulfan, J; Martinková, Z; Selyemová, D; Viglášová, S; Roy, H E

The invasion history, distribution and colour pattern forms of the harlequin ladybird beetle Harmonia axyridis (Pall.) (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) in Slovakia, Central Europe Journal Article

Zookeys, 412 , pp. 89–112, 2014.

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2013

Olšovský, T; Zach, P; Kulfan, J; Juríková-Matulová, Z

Spatial occurrence and abundance of five phloeophagous beetle species (Coleoptera) in Scots pine trees (Pinus sylvestris) growing on sandy soils Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 40 (1), pp. 84-90, 2013, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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2012

Kulfan, J; Štrbová, E; Zach, P

Effect of vegetation and management on occurrence of larvae and adults of generalist Maniola jurtina L. (Lepidoptera) in meadow habitat Journal Article

Polish Journal of Ecology , 60 (3), pp. 601-609, 2012.

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2011

Kulfan, J; Zach, P

Successful overwintering of Lepidoptera larvae and eggs on spruce trees uprooted by the wind Journal Article

Folia Oecologica, 38 (1), pp. 52-56, 2011, ISSN: 1336-5266.

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