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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Bentz, B.J., Jacques, R., Fettig, C.J., Hansen, E.M., Hayes, J.L., Hicke, J.A., Kelsey, R.G., Negrón, J.F. Seybold, S.J. 2010. Climate change and bark beetles of the Western United States and Canada: Direct and indirect effects. BioScience 60(8):602–613.
Bentz, Barbara ed. 2009. Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes and Consequences. Bark Beetle Symposium, Snowbird, Utah. 42 p.
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.
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
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.
Biology, Ecology and Mangement of Western Bark Beetles and the
Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service, Logan Utah 84321
Travis Jordan I IDC