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Fire: A vaccine for the Forest?

Status: 
Complete
Dates: 
January, 2010

Disturbance and disturbance interactions drive multiple ecosystem processes over multiple spatial and temporal scales. This project investigated the role of frequent, low-severity fire in Pinus ponderosa (ponderosa pine) forests in altering the success of the irruptive insect Dendroctonus ponderosae (mountain pine beetle (MPB)). We first explored the factors controlling constitutive defenses without fire and then studied the impact of low severity on tree defenses.

For more information, please visit the full project page at https://www.firelab.org/project/fire-vaccine-forest

Measuring resin flow
Measuring resin flow

Publications

Hood, Sharon M. ; Sala, Anna ; Heyerdahl, Emily K. ; Boutin, Marion , 2015
Hood, Sharon M. ; Sala, Anna , 2015
Anderegg, William R. L. ; Hicke, Jeffrey A. ; Fisher, Rosie A. ; Allen, Craig D. ; Aukema, Juliann ; Bentz, Barbara J. ; Hood, Sharon ; Lichstein, Jeremy W. ; Macalady, Alison K. ; McDowell, Nate ; Pan, Yude ; Raffa, Kenneth ; Sala, Anna ; Shaw, John D. ; Stephenson, Nathan L. ; Tague, Christina ; Zeppel, Melanie , 2015


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