Jim C. Vandygriff is an entomologist for the Interior West Bark Beetle Project. He has worked for the project for the past ten years, during which time his responsibilities have included the setup and maintenance of field research plots, collection of field data, upkeep and manipulation of data sets, and maintenance of various lab experiments for project scientists. He brings a diverse range of expertise to the project, having worked seasonally and full time for the Forest Service in a variety of locations and positions since 1981. He gained valuable experience in the identification, survey, and management of various forest insects and pathogens while working seven seasons as the lead technician with Forest Pest Management (currently Forest Health Protection, Ogden, Ut.). While working on the Bark Beetle Project, he has become a specialist on data loggers, thermocouples, and weather station assemblage, maintenance and programming. He has also been responsible for the initiation and completion of his own research projects, including pheromones and their use in fuelwood harvest (see publication below).
M.S. (Forestry) Utah State University, 1995
B.S. (Sec. Education / Biology) Utah State University, 1986
B.S. (Forest Biology) Utah State University, 1983
Biology, Ecology and Mangement of Western Bark Beetles
Rocky Mountain Research Station and the USDA Forest Service
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