USDA Forest Service
 

Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011

(510) 559-6300

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Programs and Projects

(RWU-4502)

Chemical Ecology and Management of Forest Insects

Scientists in this unit investigate the ecological roles and impacts of insects in Western forests and apply their understanding of insect behavior to reduce negative effects (or enhance beneficial influences), through insect- or forest-management strategies. Primary emphasis is on use of natural, insect-produced compounds to manipulate pine bark beetles, and on understanding the roles and mechanisms of insects in decomposing and recycling organic material in the forest.
RESEARCH EMPHASIS AREAS
  • Understand the roles and impacts of insects in forest and wildland ecosystems in maintaining healthy, productive forest environments.
  • Understand the taxonomy, behavior, and life histories of insects in forest and wildland ecosystems for development of safe and effective pest management strategies.
  • Develop methods to detect, monitor, and manipulate insect populations in forest and wildland ecosystems.
 Chemical Ecology and Management of Forest Insects with its primarly location at the Albany Sciences Laboratory, is a research unit of the Pacific Southwest Research Station, headquartered in Albany, California. The unit and research station are part of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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