Title: The Western Bark Beetle Research Group: a unique collaboration with Forest Health Protection-proceedings of a symposium at the 2007 Society of American Foresters conference
Author: Hayes, J.L.; Lundquist, J.E.
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-784. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 134 p
- Bark beetle conditions in western forests and formation of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group
Cain, Robert J.; Hayes, Jane L.
- Bark beetle responses to vegetation management practices
McMillin, Joel D.; Fettig, Christopher J.
- Bark beetles in a changing climate
Lundquist, John E.; Bentz, Barbara J.
- Fire and bark beetle interactions
Gibson, Ken; Negron, Jose F.
- Some ecological, economic, and social consequences of bark beetle infestations
Progar, Robert A.; Eglitis, Adris; Lundquist, John E.
- Semiochemical sabotage: behavioral chemicals for protection of western conifers from bark beetles
Gillette, Nancy. E.; Munson, A. Steve
- What risk do invasive bark beetles and woodborers pose to forests of the western U.S.?: A case study of the Mediterranean pine engraver, Orthotomicus erosus
Seybold, S.J.; Downing, M.
Description: The compilation of papers in this proceedings is based on a symposium sponsored by the Insect and Diseases Working Group (D5) at the 2007 Society of American Foresters (SAF) convention in Portland, Oregon. The selection of topics parallels the research priorities of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group (WBBRG) (USDA Forest Service, Research and Development), which had been recently formed at the time of the symposium. Reflecting a unique partnership within the Forest Service, each paper was jointly prepared by a research scientist with the WBBRG and one or more entomologists with Forest Health Protection (USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry). Among these papers is a description of the currently elevated impacts of bark beetles in the Western United States; descriptions of the current state of knowledge of bark beetle response to vegetation management and also to climate change; discussions of the complex interactions of bark beetles and fire and of the complex ecological and socioeconomic impacts of infestations; an overview of the use of semiochemical (behavioral chemicals)-based technology for conifer protection; and a case study exemplifying efforts to assess risks posed by nonnative invasive bark beetles.
Keywords: Bark beetles, vegetation management, climate change, fire, socioeconomic impacts, semiochemicals, risk assessment
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Hayes, J.L.; Lundquist, J.E., comps 2009. The Western Bark Beetle Research Group: a unique collaboration with Forest Health Protection-proceedings of a symposium at the 2007 Society of American Foresters conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-784. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 134 p
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