Bark Beetle Title

    Bark Beetle Home
    Western Bark

Beetle Research Group

    Photo Album
    FINDIT Software
    Contact Us


USDA Bark Beetle


Forest and Woodland Ecosystems
Logan, Utah Lab

As part of the Forest and Woodland Ecosystems Science Program (FWE) of the Rocky Mountain Research Station (RMRS), we research ecological disturbances associated with bark beetles in a changing climate. Our research is focused on bark beetles in conifer forests including the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) and spruce beetle (D. rufipennis).

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Lethal trap trees and Semiochemical repellents as area host protection strategies for spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) in Utah (2016)
Authors: Hansen, E. Matthew; Munson, Steven; Blackford, Darren C.; Wakarchuk, David; Baggett, L. Scott.

Elevational shifts in thermal suitability for mountain pine beetle population growth in a changing climate (2016)
Authors: Bentz, Barbara J.; Duncan, Jacob P.; Powell, James A.

Fuel loads and simulated fire behavior in “old-stage” beetle-infested ponderosa pine of the Colorado Plateau (2015)
Authors: Hansen, E.M.; Johnson, M.C.; Bentz, B.J.; Vandygriff, J.C.; Munson, A.S

Tree response and mountain pine beetle attack preference,
reproduction and emergence timing in mixed whitebark
and lodgepole pine stands (2015)

Authors: Bentz, Barbara J.; Boone, Celia; Raffa, Kenneth F. 2015.




Defense traits in the long-lived Great Basin bristlecone pine and resistance to the native herbivore mountain pine beetle (2016)
Authors: Bentz, Barbara J.; Hood, S.M.; Hansen, E.M.; Vandygriff, J.C.; Mock, K.E.

Observed and anticipated impacts of drought on forest insects and diseases in the United States (2016)
Authors: Kolb, T.E.; Fettig, C.J.; Ayres, M.P.; Bentz, B.J.; Hicke, J.A.; Mathiasen, R.; Stewart, J.E.; Weed, A.S.

A dynamical model for bark beetle outbreaks (2016)
Authors: Krivan, V.; Lewis, M.; Bentz, B.J.; Bewick, S.; Lenhart, S.M.; Liebhold A.

Forest health in a changing world: effects of globalization and climate change on forest insect and pathogen impacts (2016)
Authors: Ramsfield, T.D.; Bentz, B.J.; Faccoli, M.; Jactel, H.; Brockerhoff, E.G.

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

Webmaster: Jim Vandygriff

Bark Beetle Home USDA Bark Beetle RMRS Bark Beetle