US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Chris Fettig

Research Entomologist
1731 Research Park Dr.
United States

Phone: 530-759-1708
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Current Research

My personal research program has three major emphases: (1) determination of short and long-term implications to forest health of prescribed fire and/or mechanical fuel treatments (silvicultural thinning) used in the large-scale restoration of fire-adapted forest ecosystems, (2) development of chemical, silvicultural and semiochemical-based monitoring and management tactics for Dendroctonus and Ips bark beetles, and (3) determination of the role of semiochemicals in the behavior of bark beetle species of economic importance.

Research Interests

In the future, I plan to continue developing knowledge and tools that allow managers to better care for forest resources.


  • The University of Georgia, Ph.D. Forest Entomology 1999
  • Virginia Tech University, M.S. Forest Entomology 1996
  • Virginia Tech University, B.S. Forest Management 1993

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Fire Ecology, Member
  • California Forest Pest Council, Member
  • Entomological Society of America, Member


Research Highlights


Levels of delayed tree mortality following early and late season burns in ponderosa and Jeffrey pine forests

Historically, wildfires occurred most frequently in the late summer and early fall in ponderosa and Jeffrey pine forests. Accordingly, late sea ...


Observed and Anticipated Impacts of Drought on Forest Insects and Diseases

Changes to Earth’s climate are projected to include increases in temperature and changes in precipitation patterns that will increase the freq ...


Last updated on : 07/27/2021