About Bark Beetles, Fuels and Fire
Last updated 3/15/2013 4:16 pm.
The material in the web site was produced by Dr. Michael Jenkins, his students and technicians in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University and various collaborators.
Dr. Michael Jenkins is a Professor of Forest Science at Utah State University and has taught and conducted research in Forest Entomology, Wildland Fire, and Snow and Avalanche Science since 1982. His research team’s work centers on the interaction of selected biotic and abiotic agents of disturbance in Intermountain coniferous forests and woodlands.
- Dr. Elizabeth Hebertson is a Pathologist/Entomologist in the USDA Forest Service, Forest Health Protection, Ogden Field Office.
- Dr. Martin E. Alexander is an Adjunct Professor in Wildland Fire Science and Management at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and Utah State University.
- Dr. Justin B. Runyon is a Research Entomologist in the USDA Forest Service, Forestry Sciences Laboratory of the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Bozeman, MT.
- Wesley Page is a PhD candidate in the Department of Wildland Resources.
- Curtis Gray is a PhD student in the Department of Wildland Resources. Curtis is using computer generated landscapes to explore how the distribution, especially at the margins, of Great Basin bristlecone pine will be affected by scenarios of future climate change and fire frequency and severity. He will also examine bristlecone pine volatiles across the landscape to monitor and gauge plant stress to climate change.
- Chelsea Toone is pursuing a MS degree in the Department of Wildland Resources. Chelsea is studying the consequences of mountain pine beetle infestation on whitebark pine foliar moisture content and fuels.
- Scott Frost MS Student in the Department of Wildland Resources.
- Andrew Giunta is MS student in the Department of Wildland Resources pursuing a Master of Forestry Degree at
Utah State University.
- Wanda Lindquist Technician, Graphics, Programming.