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Forest and Woodlands Ecosystems

PROJECT: Develop a scientifically credible knowledge base of ecological disturbances associated with bark beetles (e.g., mountain pine beetle, spruce beetle) in coniferous forests. Apply this information in effective management options designed to maintain or restore these forests into productive, sustainable ecosystems at stand, landscape, and regional levels.

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  Addison, A.L., Powell, J.A., Six, D.L., Moore, M., Bentz, B.J. 2013. The role of temperature variability in stabilizing the mountain pine beetle–fungus mutualism. Journal of Theoretical Biology 335:40–50

  Bracewell, R.R., Pfrender, M.E., Mock, K.E., Bentz, B.J. 2013. Contrasting Geographic Patterns of Genetic Differentiation in Body Size and Development Time With Reproductive Isolation in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) Annals of the Entomological Society of America 106(3):385-391



  Bentz, Barbara; Vandygriff, James; Jensen, Camille; Coleman, Tom; Maloney, Patricia; Smith, Sheri; Grady, Amanda; Schen-Langenheim, Greta. 2014. Mountain pine beetle voltinism and life history characteristics across latitudinal and elevational gradients in the Western United States. For. Sci. 60(2):000–000 (

 Hansen, E.M. 2014. Forest development and carbon dynamics after mountain pine beetle outbreaks. For. Sci. 60(x):000–000 (

  Fettig, C.J., Reid, M.L., Bentz, B.J., Sevanto, S., David L. Spittlehouse, D.L., Wang, T. 2013. Changing climates, changing forests: A Western North American perspective. Journal of Forestry 111(3):214–228



Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program
Rocky Mountain Research Station
and the USDA Forest Service, Logan Utah 84321

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