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    Author(s): Robin A. J. Taylor; Daniel A. Herms; Louis R. Iverson
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: Mastro, Victor; Lance, David; Reardon, Richard; Parra, Gregory, comps. Emerald ash borer research and development meeting; 2007 October 23-24; Pittsburgh, PA. FHTET 2008-07. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 7-9.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The dispersal of organisms is rarely random, although diffusion processes can be useful models for movement in approximately homogeneous environments. However, the environments through which all organisms disperse are far from uniform at all scales. The emerald ash borer (EAB), Agrilus planipennis, is obligate on ash (Fraxinus spp.) in a widespread but slightly aggregated and spatially correlated pattern at landscape scales.

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    Taylor, Robin A. J.; Herms, Daniel A.; Iverson, Louis R. 2008. Modeling emerald ash borer dispersal using percolation theory: estimating the rate of range expansion in a fragmented landscape. In: Mastro, Victor; Lance, David; Reardon, Richard; Parra, Gregory, comps. Emerald ash borer research and development meeting; 2007 October 23-24; Pittsburgh, PA. FHTET 2008-07. Morgantown, WV: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team: 7-9.

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