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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Régnière, R., Powell, J.A., Bentz, B.J., Nealis, V.G. 2012. Effects of temperature on development, survival and reproduction of insects: Experimental design, data analysis and modeling. Journal of Insect Physiology xxx:xxx-xxx.
Hansen, E.M., Bentz, B.J., Powell, J.A., Gray, D.R., Vandygriff, J.C. 2011. Prepupal diapauses and instar IV developmental rates of the spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Journal of Insect Physiology 57:1347–1357. Bentz, B.J., Bracewell, R.R., Mock, K.E., Michael E. Pfrender, M.E. 2011. Genetic architecture and phenotypic plasticity of thermally-regulated traits in an eruptive species, Dendroctonus ponderosae. Evol. Ecol. DOI 10.1007/s10682-011-9474-x
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.
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.
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.
Biology, Ecology and Mangement of Western Bark Beetles and the
Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service, Logan Utah 84321
Travis Jordan I IDC