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    Author(s): Barbara J. Bentz; Erika L. Eidson
    Date: 2016
    Source: Nutcracker Notes. 31: 20-23.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) (MPB), a native insect to western North America, caused extensive tree mortality in pine ecosystems during a recent warm and dry period. More than 24 million acres were affected, including in the relatively low elevation lodgepole (Pinus contorta) and ponderosa (P. ponderosa) pines, and the high-elevation whitebark (P. albicaulis) and limber (P. flexilis) pines.

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    Bentz, Barbara J.; Eidson, Erika L. 2016. Are high elevation pines equally vulnerable to climate change-induced mountain pine beetle attack? Nutcracker Notes. 31: 20-23.


    mountain pine beetle (MPB), Dendroctonus ponderosa, tree mortality. pine ecosystems, management

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