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Impact of insects on multiple-use values of north-central forests: an experimental rating scheme.Author(s): Norton D. Addy; Harold O. Batzer; William J. Mattson; William E. Miller
Source: Research Paper NC-57. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionRanking or assigning priorities to problems is an essential step in research problem selection. Up to now, no rigorous basis for ranking forest insects has been available. We evaluate and rank forest insects with a systematic numerical scheme that considers insect impact on the multiple-use values of timber, wildlife, recreation, and water. The result is a better perspective on insects as important elements of forest ecosystems.
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CitationAddy, Norton D.; Batzer, Harold O.; Mattson, William J.; Miller, William E. 1971. Impact of insects on multiple-use values of north-central forests: an experimental rating scheme. Research Paper NC-57. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Keywordsforest insect research, impact of forest insects, forest ecosystem, Malacosoma disstria
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