Geometrid outbreak waves travel across Europe (pages 84–95)
Olle Tenow, Arne C. Nilssen, Helena Bylund, Rickard Pettersson, Andrea Battisti, Udo Bohn, Fabien Caroulle, Constantin Ciornei, György Csóka, Horst Delb, Willy De Prins, Milka Glavendekić, Yuri I. Gninenko, Boris Hrašovec, Dinka Matošević, Valentyna Meshkova, Leen Moraal, Constantin Netoiu, Juan Pajares, Vasily Rubtsov, Romica Tomescu and Irina Utkina
Article first published online: 16 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02023.x
The continental scale 10-year cyclic outbreak waves described in the present paper and previously unknown are paralleled only by the classic travelling waves of Canadian lynx abundance. The findings substantiate wave theory and the authors suggest explanations of the start, propagation and direction of the waves. The results address several topical interdisciplinary theories.