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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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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.

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.

Mountain pine beetle dynamics and reproductive success in post-fire lodgepole and ponderosa pine forests in Northeastern Utah (2016)
Authors: Lerch, Andrew P.; Pfammatter, Jesse A.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Raffa, Kenneth F.


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

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