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2014 Publications

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(2):000–000 (

Hansen, E.M. 2014. Forest development and carbon dynamics after mountain pine beetle outbreaks. For. Sci. 60(x):000–000 (

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. Journal of Theoretical Biology 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) Annals of the Entomological Society of America 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. Journal of Forestry 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. Agricultural and Forest Entomology (2012), DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-9563.2012.00577.x.

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. Journal of Insect Physiology xxx:xxx-xxx.

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. DOI 10.1007/s10682-011-9474-x.

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). Journal of Insect Physiology 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 doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01201.x

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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