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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).

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Evidence for a Prepupal Diapause in the Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) (2017)
Authors: Bentz, Barbara J.; Hansen, E. Matthew

Effects of climate change on ecological disturbance in the Northern Rockies (2017)
Authors: Loehman, R.A.; Bentz, B.J.; DeNitto, G.A.; Keane, R.E.; Manning, M.E.; Duncan, J.P.; Egan, J.M.; Jackson, M.B.; Kegley, S.; Lockman, I.B.; Pearson, D.E.; Powell, J.A.; Shelly, S.; Steed, B.E.; Zambino, P.J.

Reproductive isolation and environmental adaptation shape the phylogeography of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) (2017)
Authors: Dowle, E.J.; Bracewell, R.R.; Pfrender, M.E.; Mock, K.E.; Bentz, B.J.; Ragland, G.J.

Differential dispersal and the Allee effect create power-law behaviour: Distribution of spot infestations during mountain pine beetle outbreaks (2017)
Authors: Powell, James A.; Garlick, Martha J.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Friedenberg, Nicholas.


Management of Western North American Bark Beetles with Semiochemicals (2018)
Authors: Seybold, Steven J.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Fettig, Christopher J.; Lundquist, John E.; Progar, Robert A.; Gillette, Nancy E.

Mountain pine beetle host selection behavior confirms high resistance in Great Basin bristlecone pine (2017)
Authors: Eidson, Erika L.; Mock, Karen E.; Bentz, Barbara J.

3-Methylcyclohex-2-en-1-one for area and individual tree protection against spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) attack in the southern Rocky Mountains (2017)
Authors: Hansen, E. Matthew; Munson, A. Steven, Blackford, Darren C.; Graves, Andrew D.; Coleman, Tom W.; Baggett, L. Scott

Rapid neo-sex chromosome evolution and incipient speciation in a major forest pest (2017)
Authors: Bracewell, Ryan R.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Sullivan, Brian T.; Good, Jeffrey M.


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

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