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Title: Influence of elevation on bark beetle community structure in ponderosa pine stands of northern Arizona

Authors: Miller, Andrew; Barton, Kelly; McMillin, Joel; DeGomez, Tom; Clancy, Karen; Anhold, John

Date: 2008

Publication In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of pinon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops. Proceedings RMRS-P-51. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 181.

Abstract: (Please note, this is an abstract only) Bark beetles killed more than 20 million ponderosa pine trees in Arizona during 2002-2004. Historically, bark beetle populations remained endemic and ponderosa pine mortality was limited to localized areas in Arizona. Consequently, there is a lack of information on bark beetle community structure in ponderosa pine stands of Arizona. Furthermore, it is unknown how elevation influences the community structure of these bark beetles. Understanding the bark beetle complex at different elevations will enable development of more effective forest management guidelines.

Keywords: Pinon-juniper and juniper woodlands, ponderosa pine forests, ecology, management, restoration, southwestern United States

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Citation

    Miller, Andrew; Barton, Kelly; McMillin, Joel; DeGomez, Tom; Clancy, Karen; Anhold, John. 2008. Influence of elevation on bark beetle community structure in ponderosa pine stands of northern Arizona. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Shaw, John D.; Ford, Paulette L., compilers. 2008. Ecology, management, and restoration of pinon-juniper and ponderosa pine ecosystems: combined proceedings of the 2005 St. George, Utah and 2006 Albuquerque, New Mexico workshops. Proceedings RMRS-P-51. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 181.
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