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Steven Seybold

Dr. Seybold has been studying the chemical ecology of bark beetles for more than 20 years and has published over 40 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as many book chapters and technical reports. His main interests include host selection and behavior of conifer feeding bark beetles, as well as the behaviour and biology of subsequent wood degrading insect. Project areas range from molecular biology of pheromone production to the activity and detection of pheromones at the landscape level. Other research includes the evolution of bark beetle pheromone systems and the applications of pheromones and other semiochemicals to forest management. He led a research effort that provided the first direct evidence for de novo biosynthesis of pheromones in bark beetles and continues to remain interested in the relationship between host biochemistry and insect metabolism in pheromone biosynthesis.

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Biology, Ecology and Mangement of Western Bark Beetles

Rocky Mountain Research Station and the USDA Forest Service, Logan Utah 84321

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