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    Author(s): S. Netherer; J. Pennerstorfer; P. Baier; E. Fuhrer; A. Schopf
    Date: 2003
    Source: In: McManus, Michael L.; Liebhold, Andrew M., eds. Proceedings: Ecology, Survey and Management of Forest Insects; 2002 September 1-5; Krakow, Poland. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-311. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 75-79.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    A model describing development of the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus, combines topo-climatic aspects of the terrain with eco-physiological aspects of the bark beetle. By correlating air temperature and solar irradiation measured at a reference station, along with topographic data and microclimatic conditions of terrain plots, topo-climatic models of a given research area are established. Within the scope of modeling, GIS is used for data processing and visualization. The model allows a monitoring, retrospective analysis and prognosis of brood development at any site and thus facilitates decision-making in forest management and the identification of hazardous zones.

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    Netherer, S.; Pennerstorfer, J.; Baier, P.; Fuhrer, E.; Schopf, A. 2003. Monitoring and risk assessment of the spruce bark beetle, Ips typographus. In: McManus, Michael L.; Liebhold, Andrew M., eds. Proceedings: Ecology, Survey and Management of Forest Insects; 2002 September 1-5; Krakow, Poland. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-311. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 75-79.

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