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Rio Grande National Forest: Insect and Disease Bibliography

Posted date: April 23, 2019
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Authors: Janine Rice - Rice Consulting LLC
Document type: Other Documents


One of the bibliographies included in the supplemental materials for the 2016 Rio Grande National Forest Climate Change Plan Revision workshop. 

This bibliography provides relevant scientific citations with abstracts on topics identified by the Rio Grande National Forest staff as important to the development of their assessment and plan components. The collection of studies, sorted by date, focus on insects and diseases in forests from high elevations, lodgepole, and spruce-fir forests, to ponderosa pine and pinyon-juniper woodlands at lower elevations. The majority of studies focus on bark beetles.

Site-specific studies on the Rio Grande National Forest and San Juan Mountains are included, however, there are relatively few climate change effects of insect and disease studies on the Rio Grande. Several studies include regions that overlap the Rio Grande national forest or cover similar western US climates like Arizona, New Mexico and other areas of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. The majority of studies are for the Rocky Mountains and western United States.