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Webinar: Merging Plant-insect Chemical Ecology with Weed Biocontrol to Better Predict Efficacy and Climate Change Impacts. March 13, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 (Mountain). Predicting the effectiveness of potential biocontrol agents is one of the great challenges in biocontrol. Climate change can potentially affect biocontrol by directly affecting herbivores, disrupting plant-herbivore synchrony, or by modifying plant chemistry. Join us for the third of the Invasive Plants — Issues, Challenges, and Discoveries Webinar Series. More »
USFS Scientist First to Define Blister Rust Resistant Allele in Limber Pine
Limber pine (Pinus flexilis) is being threatened by the lethal disease white pine blister rust, expanding bark beetle pressure, and climate change in mountain environments. In a recent publication in the journal Phytopathology, Forest Service researchers report on the first of a series of studies using individual families to examine complete resistance to white pine blister rust and its inheritance in limber pine. Dr. Anna Schoettle and colleagues report that 14% of the 105 tested limber pine families show segregation of a disease-free trait consistent with inheritance by a single dominant gene. More about this research »
2013–2014 Research Accomplishments
The 2013—2014 annual report features photos and text of some of our most recent and ongoing studies, along with links to more detailed information.
Our research program serves the Forest Service as well as other federal and state agencies, international organizations, Tribes, academia, non-profit groups, and individuals. Research results and products are made available through a variety of technical reports, journals and other publications, and via web sites, webinars, seminars, symposia, demonstrations, exhibits and personal consultations.
RMRS 2008–2012 National Fire Plan Investments
The RMRS 2008–2012 National Fire Plan Investments report (5 MB) highlights selected accomplishments by the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Wildland Fire and Fuels Research & Development projects in support of the National Fire Plan from 2008 through 2012. These projects are examples of the broad range of knowledge and tools developed by National Fire Plan funding beginning in 2008.
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