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The status of our scientific understanding of lodgepole pine and mountain pine beetles - a focus on forest ecology and fire behavior

Posted date: June 29, 2012
Publication Year: 
2008
Authors: Kaufmann, Merrill R.; Aplet, Gregory H.; Babler, Michael G.; Baker, William L.; Bentz, Barbara J.; Harrington, Michael; Hawkes, Brad C.; Huckaby, Laurie Kay Stroh; Jenkins, Michael J.; Kashian, Daniel M.; Keane II, Robert E.; Kulakowski, Dominik; McCaughey, Ward; McHugh, Charles W.Negron, Jose; ; Romme, William H.; Shepperd, Wayne; Smith, Frederick W.; Sutherland, Elaine K.; Tinker, Daniel; Veblen, Thomas T.
Publication Series: 
Miscellaneous
Source: GFI technical report 2008-2. Arlington, VA: The Nature Conservancy. 13 p.

Abstract

Mountain pine beetle populations have reached outbreak levels in lodgepole pine forests throughout North America. The geographic focus of this report centers on the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado and southern Wyoming. The epidemic extends much more widely, however, from the southern Rocky Mountains in Colorado in the United States to the northern Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada.

Citation

Kaufmann, Merrill R.; Aplet, Gregory H.; Babler, Michael G.; Baker, William L.; Bentz, Barbara; Harrington, Michael; Hawkes, Brad C.; Huckaby, Laurie Stroh; Jenkins, Michael J.; Kashian, Daniel M.; Keane, Robert E.; Kulakowski, Dominik; McCaughey, Ward; McHugh, Charles; Negron, Jose; Popp, John; Romme, William H.; Shepperd, Wayne; Smith, Frederick W.; Sutherland, Elaine Kennedy; Tinker, Daniel; Veblen, Thomas T. 2008. The status of our scientific understanding of lodgepole pine and mountain pine beetles - a focus on forest ecology and fire behavior. GFI technical report 2008-2. Arlington, VA: The Nature Conservancy. 13 p.