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PUBLICATIONS: 2000's

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2009 Publications

Davis, C.S., Mock, K.E.,  Bentz, B.J., Bromilow, S.M., Bartell, N.V., Murray, B.W., Roe, A.D., Cooke, J.E.K. 2009. Isolation and characterization of 16 microsatellite loci in the mountain pine beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae). Molecular Ecology Resources 9(3):1071-1073.

Powell, J.A., Bentz, B.J. 2009. Connecting phenological predictions with population growth rates for mountain pine beetle, an outbreak insect. Landscape Ecol. 24(5):657–672.

Raffa, K.F.,  Aukema, B.H.,  Bentz, B.J.,  Carroll, A.L., Erbilgin, N., Herms, D.A., Hicke, J.A., Hofstetter, R.W., Katovich, S., Lindgren, B.S.,  Logan, J.A., Mattson, W., Munson, A.S., Robison, D.J., Six, D.L., Tobin, P.C., Townsend, P.A., Wallin, K.F. 2009. A literal use of “forest health” safeguards against misuse and misapplication. J. For. 107(5):276-277.

2008 Publications

Brunelle, A., Rehfeldt, G.E., Bentz, B., Munson, A.S. 2008. Holocene records of Dendroctonus bark beetles in high elevation pine forests of Idaho and Montana, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 255(3-4):836–846.

Negro J. F., Bentz, B.J., Fettig, C.J., Gillette, N., Hansen, E.M., Hayes, J.L., Kelsey, R.G., Lundquist, J.E., Lynch, A.M., Progar, R.A., Seybold, S.J. 2008. US Forest Service bark beetle research in the Western United States: Looking toward the future. J. For. 106(6):325-331.

Raffa, K.F., Aukema, B.H., Bentz, B.J., Carroll, A.L., Hicke, J.A., Turner, M.G., Romme, W.H. 2008. Cross-scale drivers of natural disturbances prone to anthropogenic amplification: The dynamics of bark beetle eruptions. BioScience 58(6):501-517.

2007 Publications

Hood, S., B.J. Bentz. 2007. Predicting postfire Douglas-fir beetle attacks and tree mortality in the northern Rocky Mountains. Can. J. For. Res. 37:1058–1069.

Logan, J.A., Regniere, J., Gray, D.R., Munson, A.S. 2007. Risk assessment in the face of a changing environment: Gypsy moth and climate change in Utah. Ecological Applications 17(1):101–117.

Mock, K.E., Bentz, B.J., O’Neill, E.M., Chong, J.P., Orwin, J., Pfrender, M.E. 2007. Landscape-scale genetic variation in a forest outbreak species, the mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae). Molecular Ecology 16(3):553–568.

Régnière, J., B.J. Bentz. 2007. Modeling cold tolerance in the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae. Journal of Insect Physiology 53(6):559–572.

Six, D.L., Bentz, B.J. 2007. Temperature determines symbiont abundance in a multipartite bark beetle-fungus ectosymbiosis. Microbial Ecology 54(1):112-118.

2006 Publications

Bentz, B.J. 2006. Mountain pine beetle population sampling: Inferences from Lindgren pheromone traps and tree emergence cages. Can. J. For. Res. 36(2):351–360.

Bentz, B.J., D.L. Six. 2006. Ergosterol content of fungi associated with Dendroctonus ponderosae and Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 99(2):189-194.

Hansen, E.M., Bentz, B.J., Munson, A.S., Vandygriff, J.C., Turner, D.L. 2006. Evaluation of funnel traps for estimating tree mortality and associated population phase of spruce beetle in Utah. Can. J. For. Res. 36(10):2574-2584.

Hansen, E.M., J.C. Vandygriff, R.J. Cain, E. Wakarchuk. 2006. Comparison of naturally and synthetically baited spruce beetle trapping systems in the Central Rocky Mountains. J. Econ. Entomol. 99(2):373-382.

Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, B.J. Bentz, T. Ebata. 2006. Augmenting the existing survey hierarchy for mountain pine beetle red-attack damage with satellite remotely sensed data. The For. Chron. 82(2):187-202.

Wulder, M.A., J.C. White, B.J. Bentz, M.F. Alvarez, N.C. Coops. 2006. Estimating the probability of mountain pine beetle red-attack damage. Remote Sens. Env. 101(2):150-166.

2005 Publications

Bentz, B.J., Kegley, S., Gibson, K., Their, R.  2005. A Test of High-Dose Verbenone for Stand-Level Protection of Lodgepole and Whitebark Pine from Mountain Pine Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Attacks.  J. Econ. Entomol. 98(5):1614-1621.

Logan, J.A., Powell, J.A. 2005. Ecological consequences of climate change altered forest insect disturbance regimes. In F. H. Wagner (ed.), Climate change in western North America: evidence and environmental effects. Allen Press (In review).

Powell, J.A., Logan, J.A. 2005. Insect seasonality: Circle map analysis of temperature-driven life cycles. Theoretical Population Biology 67(3):161-179.

2004 Publications

Gilbert, E., Powell, J.A., Logan, J.A., Bentz, B.J.  2004.  Comparison of three models predicting developmental milestones given environmental and individual variation.  Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 66(6):1821-1850

Nijhuis, Michelle. 2004. Global Warming's Unlikely Harbingers. High Country News. July 19, 2004.

2003 Publications

Hansen, E.M., Bentz, B.J. 2003. Comparison of reproductive capacity among univoltine, semivoltine, and re-emerged parent spruce beetles (Coleoptera: Scolytidae).  The Canadian Entomologist 135:697-712.

Logan, J.A., Régnière, J., Powell, J.A. 2003. Assessing the impacts of global warming on forest pest dynamics.  Front Ecol Environ 1(3): 130–137.

Régnière, J., Logan, J.A.  2003.  Animal life cycle models. In: M. Schwartz [ed], Phenology, an integrative environmental science. Kluwer, New York pp 1-20.

Six, D.L., Bentz, B.J. 2003.  Fungi associated with the North American spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis. Can J. For. Res. 33(9):1815-1820.

2002 Publications

Keane, R.E., Ryan, K.C., Veblen, T.T., Allen, C.D., Logan, J.A., and Hawkes, B. 2002. The cascading effects of fire exclusion in Rocky Mountain ecosystems. In: Jill Baron (ed), Rocky Mountain Futures: An Ecological Perspective. p. 133-152.

2001 Publications

Hansen, E.M., B.J. Bentz, and D.L. Turner. 2001. Physiological basis for flexible voltinism in the spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). The Canadian Entomologist 133:805-817.

Hansen, E.M., B.J. Bentz, and D.L. Turner. 2001. Temperature-based model for predicting univoltine brood proportions in spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). The Canadian Entomologist 133:827-841.

Bentz, B.J., J.A. Logan, and J.C. Vandygriff. 2001. Latitudinal life history variation in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Scolytidae) development time and size. The Canadian Entomologist 133:375-387.

Jenkins, J.L., J.A. Powell, J.A. Logan, and B.J. Bentz. 2001. Low seasonal temperatures promote life cycle synchronization. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 63(3):573-595.

Logan, J.A., Powell, J.A. 2001. Ghost forests, global warming, and the mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). Am. Ent. 47(3):160-172.

Logan, J.A., B.J. Bentz, and J.A. Powell. 2001. Ghost forests, global warming, and the mountain pine beetle. In Volney, W.J.A., J.R. Spence and E.M Lefebvre (eds), Boreal Odyssey: Proceedings of the North American Forest Insect Work Conference, Information Report NOR-X-381, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 27-28.

Bentz, B.J., J.A. Logan, J.A. Powell, and E. Hanks. 2001. Modeling the impacts of temperature on the population dynamics of the mountain pine beetle. In Volney, W.J.A., J.R. Spence and E.M Lefebvre (eds), Boreal Odyssey: Proceedings of the North American Forest Insect Work Conference, Information Report NOR-X-381, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 101.

Bentz, B.J., J.A. Logan, and J.A. Powell. 2001. Mountain pine beetle population distribution: influences of an adaptive seasonality. In Volney, W.J.A., J.R. Spence and E.M Lefebvre (eds), Boreal Odyssey: Proceedings of the North American Forest Insect Work Conference, Information Report NOR-X-381, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, pp. 151.

2000 Publications

Bentz, Barbara J. 2000. Forest insect and disease tally system (FINDIT) user manual. Gen. Tech. Report RMRS-GTR-49. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 12 p.

Bentz, Barbara J.; Logan, Jesse A. 2000. Fragile ecosystems.  Transcript from Earth and Sky radio broadcast, November 7.

Bentz, B.J., Munson, A.S. 2000. Spruce beetle population suppression in northern Utah. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 15(3):122-128.

Biesinger, Zy; Powell, James A.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Logan, Jesse A. 2000. Direct and indirect parametrization of a localized model for the mountain pine beetle - lodgepole pine system. Ecological Modeling 129(2-3):273-296.

Chojnacky, David C.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Logan, Jesse A. 2000. Mountain pine beetle attack in ponderosa pine: Comparing methods for rating susceptibility. RMRS-RP-26. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 10 p.

Hansen, E. Matthew. 2000. Larval diapause status and a temperature-based model for predicting voltinism of the spruce beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae). M.A. Thesis. Logan, UT: Utah State University. 65 p.

Logan, Jesse A. 2000. Modeling climate change induced bark beetle invasions. In: Fosbroke, Sandra L. C.; Gollschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings: U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on Gypsy Moth and Other Invasive Species; 2000 January 18-21; Annapolis, MD. (GTR-NE-273) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Ashville, NC: 27.

Logan, Jesse A.; Bentz, Barbara J. 2000. Model analysis of mountain pine beetle seasonality. In: Fosbroke, Sandra L.; Gollschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings: U.S. Department of Agriculture Interagency Research Forum on 11th Gypsy Moth and Other Invasive Species; 2000 January 18-21; Annapolis, MD. (GTR-NE-273) U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, NC: 28.

Powell, J. J. Jenkins, J. Logan, and B. Bentz. 2000. Seasonal temperature alone can synchronize life cycles. Bulletin Mathematical Biology 62(5):977-998.

Powell, James; Kennedy, Bruce; White, Peter; Bentz, Barbara; Logan, Jesse; Roberts, David. 2000. Mathematical elements of attack risk analysis for mountain pine beetles. Journal of Theoretical Biology 204(4):601-620.

Samman, S., J. Logan, B. Bentz, J. Chew, M. Downing, T. Eager, K. Gibson, D. Leatherman, L. Livingston, S. Munson, B. Short, W. Sorenson. 2000. Assessment and response to bark beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountain Area: Report to Congress from Forest Health Protection Washington Office, Forest Service, USDA. General Technical Report, RMRS-GTR-62.

Vandygriff, J. C.; Rasmussen, L. A.; Rineholt, J. F. 2000. A novel approach to managing fuelwood harvest using bark beetle pheromones. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 15(4):1-6.

 

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