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2015 Publications

Addison, Audrey; Powell, James A.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Six, Diana L. 2015. Integrating models to investigate critical phonological overlaps in complex ecological interactions: The mountain pine beetle-fungus symbiosis. J. Theor. Biol. 368:55-66.

Hansen, E.M., Amacher, M.C., Miegroet, H.V., Long, J.N., and Ryan, M.G. 2015. Carbon dynamics in central US Rockies lodgepole pine type after mountain pine beetle outbreaks. For. Sci. 61(*):000 – 000.

Hansen, E. M., Johnson, M.C., Bentz, B.J., Vandygriff, J.C., Munson, A.S. 2015. Fuel loads and simulated fire behavior in “old-stage” beetle-infested ponderosa pine of the Colorado Plateau. For. Sci. 61(*):000-000.

2014 Publications

Bentz, Barbara; Powell, James A. 2014. Mountain pine beetle seasonal timing and constraints to bivoltinism (A comment on Mitton and Ferrenberg, “mountain pine beetle develops an unprecedented summer generation in response to climate warming”). Am. Nat. 184(6).

Bentz, Barbara; Vandygriff, James; Jensen, Camille; Coleman, Tom; Maloney, Patricia; Smith, Sheri; Grady, Amanda; Schen-Langenheim, Greta. 2014. Mountain pine beetle voltinism and life history characteristics across latitudinal and elevational gradients in the Western United States. For. Sci. 60(3):434–449.

Hansen, E.M. 2014. Forest development and carbon dynamics after mountain pine beetle outbreaks. For. Sci. 60(3):476–488.

2013 Publications

Addison, A.L., Powell, J.A., Six, D.L., Moore, M., Bentz, B.J. 2013. The role of temperature variability in stabilizing the mountain pine beetle–fungus mutualism. J. Theor. Biol. 335:40–50.

Bracewell, R.R., Pfrender, M.E., Mock, K.E., Bentz, B.J. 2013. Contrasting geographic patterns of genetic differentiation in body size and development time with reproductive isolation in Dendroctonus ponderosae (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106(3):385-391.

Fettig, C.J., Reid, M.L., Bentz, B.J., Sevanto, S., David L. Spittlehouse, D.L., Wang, T. 2013. Changing climates, changing forests: A Western North American perspective. J. For. 111(3):214–228.

2012 Publications

Davis, R.S., Hood, S., Bentz, B.J. 2012. Fire-injured ponderosa pine provide a pulsed resource for bark beetles. Can. J. For. Res. 42: 2022–2036.

Gillette, N.E., Hansen, E.M., Mehmel, C.J., Mori, S.R., Webster, J.N., Erbilgin, N., Wood, D.L. 2012. Area-wide application of verbenone-releasing flakes reduces mortality of whitebark pine Pinus albicaulis caused by the mountain pine beetle Dendroctonus ponderosae. Agric. Forest Entomol. 14(4):367-375.

Régnière, R., Powell, J.A., Bentz, B.J., Nealis, V.G. 2012. Effects of temperature on development, survival and reproduction of insects: Experimental design, data analysis and modeling. J. Insect Physiol. 58:634-647.

2011 Publications

Bentz, B.J., Bracewell, R.R., Mock, K.E., Michael E. Pfrender, M.E. 2011. Genetic architecture and phenotypic plasticity of thermally-regulated traits in an eruptive species, Dendroctonus ponderosae. Evol. Ecol. 25:1269-1288.

Bentz, Barbara; Campbell, Elizabeth; Gibson, Ken; Kegley, Sandra; Logan, Jesse; Six, Diana. 2011. Mountain Pine Beetle in High-Elevation Five-Needle White Pine Ecosystems. Proceedings of the High Five Symposium. 28-30 June 2010; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-63. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 78-84.

Hansen, E.M., Bentz, B.J., Powell, J.A., Gray, D.R., Vandygriff, J.C. 2011. Prepupal diapauses and instar IV developmental rates of the spruce beetle, Dendroctonus rufipennis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae). J. Insect Physiol. 57:1347–1357.

2010 Publications

Bentz, B.J., Jacques, R., Fettig, C.J., Hansen, E.M., Hayes, J.L., Hicke, J.A., Kelsey, R.G., Negrón, J.F. Seybold, S.J. 2010. Climate change and bark beetles of the Western United States and Canada: Direct and indirect effects. BioScience 60(8):602–613.

Bracewell, R.R., Pfrender, M.E., Mock, K.E., Bentz, B.J. 2010. Cryptic postzygotic isolation in an eruptive species of bark beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae).  Evolution 65(4):961-975.

Hansen, E.M., Negron, J.F., Munson, A.S., Anhold, J.A. 2010. A retrospective assessment of partial cutting to reduce spruce beetle-caused mortality in the southern Rocky Mountains. West. J. Appl. For. 25(2):81-87.



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