Interior West forest insectsAuthor(s): Joel D. McMillin; A. Steven Munson; José F. Negrón; Elizabeth A. Willhite
Source: Bechtold, William A.; Bohne, Michael J.; Conkling, Barbara L.; Friedman, Dana L.; Tkacz, Borys M., eds. 2012. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects by the forest health monitoring program (1998–2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 140 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
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This chapter provides a synthesis and brief review of 11 Base Evaluation Monitoring (EM) projects and 7 Fire Plan projects in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Base projects were distributed among the primary coniferous forest types in this region: spruce-fir, piñon-juniper, Douglas-fir, lodgepole pine, limber pine, and ponderosa pine. All but two of the Base projects were associated with bark beetle-caused tree mortality, the exceptions being a study examining the effects of a defoliating insect, Nepytia janetae, and a study assessing the occurrence, severity, and expanding distribution of the nonnative balsam woolly adelgid. Fire Plan funded projects were spread among Engelmann spruce, lodgepole pine, Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, and piñon-juniper types. Six of these projects examined relationships between tree mortality, fuel accumulation, and fire modeling. The remaining project investigated the effects of prescribed burning on bark beetle populations.
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CitationMcMillin, Joel D.; Munson, A. Steven; Negrón, José F.; Willhite, Elizabeth A. 2012. Interior West forest insects. In: Bechtold, William A.; Bohne, Michael J.; Conkling, Barbara L. [and others], eds. A synthesis of evaluation monitoring projects by the forest health monitoring program (1998–2007). Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-159. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 3–14.
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