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Wood-boring insect abundance in fire-injured ponderosa pineAuthor(s): Sheryl L. Costello; Jose F. Negron; William R. Jacobi
Source: Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 13: 373-381.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionWood-boring larvae in the families Cerambycidae and Buprestidae are often found in high densities in burned trees after wildland fires. They play an important role in tree decomposition, often reducing the value of salvageable timber, and represent an important avian food source.
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CitationCostello, Sheryl L.; Negron, Jose F.; Jacobi, William R. 2011. Wood-boring insect abundance in fire-injured ponderosa pine. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 13: 373-381.
KeywordsBuprestidae, Cerambycidae, fire severity, wood-boring insects, woodpeckers
- Fire ecology of ponderosa pine and the rebuilding of fire-resilient ponderosa pine ecosystems
- Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws.)
- Ponderosa pine ecosystems
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