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Southern Pine Beetle II

Author(s):

R. N. Coulson

Year:

2011

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-140. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 512 p.

Description

The knowledge base for the southern pine beetle, Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) has increased dramatically since the last comprehensive and interpretative summary (Thatcher and others 1980). This insect continues to be a significant pest affecting the forest environment of the Southern US and adjoining states and it is also the subject of considerable ongoing basic research. The knowledge base for the southern pine beetle is therefore broad-based and ranges from practical information that forms the foundation for integrated pest management (IPM) to basic discoveries that define our scientific understanding of the roles this organism plays in the natural environment. Accordingly, the goal of Southern Pine Beetle II is to provide a synthesis of new and existing knowledge to address both practical application as well as advancement of scientific understanding. Southern Pine Beetle II consists of 29 chapters divided into five basic sections: Ecology, Impact, Silviculture and Management, Treatment Tactics and Strategies, and Integrated Pest Management. The 22 first authors who contributed the individual chapters of Southern Pine Beetle II are recognized authorities in the respective domains of their contributions. The authors represent a blend of individuals who have, in some cases, devoted a significant portion of their professional careers to investigations of the southern pine beetle and new personalities who have brought fresh perspectives to the research arena.

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A Review of Dendroctonus frontalis Zimmermann Systematics
Natural History of the Southern Pine Beetle
Southern Pine Beetle Behavior and Semiochemistry
Southern Pine Beetle Population Dynamics in Trees
Southern Pine Beetle Ecology: Populations within Stands
Population Dynamics of Southern Pine Beetle in Forest Landscapes
Regional Population Dynamics
Parasitoids of the Southern Pine Beetle
From Attack to Emergence: Interactions between Southern Pine Beetle, Mites, Microbes, and Trees
Predators of the Southern Pine Beetle
Mutualists and Phoronts of the Southern Pine Beetle
Southern Pine Beetle Competitors
Southern Pine Bark Beetle Guild
Economic Impacts of the Southern Pine Beetle
Ecological Impacts of Southern Pine Beetle
Social and Political Impact of the Southern Pine Beetle
Aerial Detection, Ground Evaluation, and Monitoring of the Southern Pine Beetle: State Perspectives
Conducting a Southern Pine Beetle Survey Using Digital Aerial Sketchmapping (DASM) - An Overview
Southern Pine Beetle Field Survey
Southern Pine Beetle Information System (SPBIS)
Operational Use of Southern Pine Beetle Survey Information
Risk Assessment for the Southern Pine Beetle
Silvicultural Considerations in Managing Southern Pine Stands in the Context of Southern Pine Beetle
Forest Restoration following Southern Pine Beetle
Use of Chemicals for Prevention and Control of Southern Pine Beetle Infestations
Use of Semiochemicals for Southern Pine Beetle Infestation Management and Resource Protection
Mechanical Control of Southern Pine Beetle Infestations
Biological Control of Southern Pine Beetle
Integrated Pest Management of the Southern Pine Beetle

Citation

Coulson, R.N.; Klepzig, K.D. 2011. Southern Pine Beetle II. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-140. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 512 p.

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