Eckehard Brockerhoff

Eckehard Brockerhoff

Adjunct Associate Professor

Research Interests

I am a forest ecologist and entomologist specialising in the ecology, impacts and management of non-native and native forest insects and other taxa. I am also passionate about the biodiversity of insects, birds, and vascular plants, and relationships between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. In recent years, much of my research has focused on bark beetles and other wood and bark-boring insects, groups that include many of the highest-impact invaders of forests world-wide. Another key research interest is the role of forest biodiversity in the biotic resistance to insect pests and invasive species as well as other ecosystem services. Finally, I am also studying effects of land cover and land use change on insects, birds and plants.

Recent Publications

  • Basile M., Krištín A., Mikusiński G., Thorn S., Żmihorski M., Pasinelli G. and Brockerhoff EG. (2023) Salvage Logging Strongly Affects Woodpecker Abundance and Reproduction: a Meta-analysis. Current Forestry Reports 9(1): 1-14.
  • Chase KD., Kelly D., Liebhold AM. and Brockerhoff EG. (2023) The role of propagule pressure in experimental bark beetle invasions. Journal of Applied Ecology 60(2): 342-352.
  • McFadden IR., Sendek A., Brosse M., Bach PM., Baity-Jesi M., Bolliger J., Bollmann K., Brockerhoff EG., Donati G. and Gebert F. (2023) Linking human impacts to community processes in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Ecology Letters 26(2): 203-218.
  • Nahrung HF., Liebhold AM., Brockerhoff EG. and Rassati D. (2023) Forest Insect Biosecurity: Processes, Patterns, Predictions, Pitfalls. Annual Review of Entomology 68: 211-229.
  • Ward SF., Brockerhoff EG., Turner RM., Yamanaka T., Marini L., Fei S. and Liebhold AM. (2023) Prevalence and drivers of a tree-killing bark beetle, Ips typographus (Coleoptera, Scolytinae), in international invasion pathways into the USA. Journal of Pest Science 96(2): 845-856.