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Webinars/Videos

Insects, Disease, Drought, and Fire
Feb 19, 2019
Randy Moore
Forest Management Affects How Beetle Outbreaks & Wildfire Alter Ecosystems: Lessons from N. Colorado and the Fraser Experimental Forest
Oct 30, 2018
Charles C. Rhoades, Robert M. Hubbard, K. Elder, Kristen Pelz, Paula J. Fornwalt, Michael A. Battaglia, B. Collins, Daniel B. Tinker
Fires, beetles, and droughts, oh my!
Jun 16, 2016
Kevin M. Potter
Fire and beetles and climate, oh my!
Oct 6, 2014
Monica G. Turner
Lodgepole pine ecology & fire behavior
Dec 8, 2010
Daniel B. Tinker

Syntheses

2014 Interactions among the mountain pine beetle, fires, and fuels
Michael J. Jenkins, Justin B. Runyon, Christopher J. Fettig, Wesley G. Page, Barbara J. Bentz
2012 Fuels and fire behavior dynamics in bark beetle-attacked forests in Western North America and implications for fire management
Michael J. Jenkins, Wesley G. Page, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, Martin E. Alexander
2012 Effects of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on wildfire
Jeffrey A. Hicke, Morris C. Johnson, Jane L. Hayes, Haiganoush K. Preisler
2008 Bark beetles, fuels, fires, and implications for forest management in the Intermountain West
Michael J. Jenkins, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, Wesley G. Page, C. Arik Jorgensen

Publications/Reports

2020 Bark beetle infestation of western US forests: A context for assessing and evaluating impacts
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Daniel W. McCollum, John E. Lundquist
2020 Taking the Long View: Mountain Pine Beetles as Agents of Change
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jose F. Negron, Robert J. Cain
2020 Mountain pine beetle in Colorado: A story of changing forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jose F. Negron, Bob Cain
2019 TRIA-Net: 10 years of collaborative research on turning risk into action for the mountain pine beetle epidemic
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Patrick M.A. James, Dezene P.W. Huber
2018 Recovering from the mountain pine beetle
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dan R. Loeffler, Nathaniel Anderson
2018 Effects of Disturbance on Tree Community Dynamics in Whitebark Pine (Pinus albicaulis Engelm.) Ecosystems
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeremy T. Amberson, Megan P. Keville, Cara R. Nelson
2018 Simulation of net ecosystem productivity of a lodgepole pine forest after mountain pine beetle attack using a modified version of 3-PG
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Gesa Meyer, T. Andrew Black, Rachhpal S. Jassal, Zoran Nesic, Nicholas C. Coops, Andreas Christen, Arthur L. Fredeen, David L. Spittlehouse, Nicholas J. Grant, Vanessa N. Foord, Rebecca Bowler
2018 Overlapping bark beetle outbreaks, salvage logging and wildfire restructure a lodgepole pine ecosystem
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Charles C. Rhoades, Kristen Pelz, Paula J. Fornwalt, Brett Wolk, Anthony S. Cheng
2018 Severity of Overstory Mortality Influences Conifer Recruitment and Growth in Mountain Pine Beetle-Affected Forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kristen Pelz, Charles C. Rhoades, Robert M. Hubbard, Frederick W. Smith
2018 Fuel dynamics after a bark beetle outbreak impacts experimental fuel treatments
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Justin S. Crotteau, Christopher R. Keyes, Sharon M. Hood, David L.R. Affleck, Anna Sala
2017 Evidence of compounded disturbance effects on vegetation recovery following high-severity wildfire and spruce beetle outbreak
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Amanda R. Carlson, Jason S. Sibold, Timothy J. Assal, Jose F. Negron
2017 Estimating aboveground tree biomass for beetle-killed lodgepole pine in the Rocky Mountains of northern Colorado
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Woodam Chung, Paul Evangelista, Nathaniel Anderson, Anthony Vorster, Hee Han, Krishna Poudel, Robert Sturtevant
2017 Recent and future climate suitability for whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetles varies across the western US
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Polly C. Buotte, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Haiganoush K. Preisler, John T. Abatzoglou, Kenneth F. Raffa, Jesse A. Logan
2017 Fires following Bark Beetles: Factors Controlling Severity and Disturbance Interactions in Ponderosa Pine
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carolyn Hull Sieg, Rodman Linn, F. Pimont, Chad M. Hoffman, Joel D. McMillin, Judith Winterkamp, Scott L. Baggett
2017 The Influence of Western Spruce Budworm on Fire in Spruce-Fir Forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Eric Vane, Kristen M. Waring, Adam Polinko
2017 Separating Trends in Whitebark Pine Radial Growth Related to Climate and Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks in the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Saskia L. van de Gevel, Evan R. Larson, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer
2017 The effect of salvage logging on surface fuel loads and fuel moisture in beetle-infested lodgepole pine forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Paul R. Hood, Kellen N. Nelson, Charles C. Rhoades, Daniel B. Tinker
2017 Prediction of forest canopy and surface fuels from lidar and satellite time series data in a bark beetle-affected forest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Benjamin C. Bright, Andrew T. Hudak, Arjan J. H. Meddens, Todd J. Hawbaker, Jennifer S. Briggs, Robert E. Kennedy
2017 Fires following bark beetles: factors controling severity and disturbance interactions in ponderosa pine
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carolyn Hull Sieg, Rodman Linn, F. Pimont, Chad M. Hoffman, Joel D. McMillin, Judith Winterkamp, Scott L. Baggett
2016 Prescribed fire does not promote outbreaks of a primary bark beetle at low-density populations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Crisia A. Tabacaru, Jane Park, Nadir Erbilgin
2016 Do insect outbreaks reduce the severity of subsequent forest fires?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Garrett W. Meigs, Harold S. Zald, John L. Campbell, William S. Keeton, Robert E. Kennedy
2016 Recent tree mortality in the western United States from bark beetles and forest fires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeffrey A. Hicke, Arjan J. H. Meddens, Crystal A. Kolden
2016 Effects of post-fire logging on fuel dynamics in a mixed-conifer forest, Oregon, USA: a 10-year assessment
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John L. Campbell, Daniel C. Donato, Joseph B. Fontaine
2016 Spatial variability in tree regeneration after wildfire delays and dampens future bark beetle outbreaks
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Rupert Seidl, Daniel C. Donato, Kenneth F. Raffa, Monica G. Turner
2016 Fortifying the forest: thinning and burning increase resistance to a bark beetle outbreak and promote forest resilience
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sharon M. Hood, Stephen P. Baker, Anna Sala
2015 Area burned in the western United States is unaffected by recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sarah Hart, Tania L. Schoennagel, Thomas T. Veblen, Teresa B. Chapman
2015 Low-severity fire increases tree defense against bark beetle attacks
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sharon M. Hood, Anna Sala, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Marion Boutin
2015 Modeling spatial and temporal dynamics of wind flow and potential fire behavior following a mountain pine beetle outbreak in a lodgepole pine forest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Chad M. Hoffman, Rodman Linn, Russell A. Parsons, Carolyn Hull Sieg, Judith Winterkamp
2015 Bark beetles and wildfires: how does forest recovery change with repeated disturbances in mixed-conifer forests?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Camille Stevens-Rumann, Penelope Morgan, Chad M. Hoffman
2014 Management for mountain pine beetle outbreak suppression: does relevant science support current policy?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Diana L. Six, Eric Biber, Elisabeth Long
2014 Post-epidemic fire risk and behavior
Conference Proceedings
Russell A. Parsons, William Matt Jolly, Paul G. Langowski, Megan Matonis, I. Sue Miller
2014 Crown fire potential in lodgepole pine forests during the red stage of mountain pine beetle attack
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wesley G. Page, Michael J. Jenkins, Martin E. Alexander
2014 Recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks, wildfire severity, and postfire tree regeneration in the US northern Rockies
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brian J. Harvey, Daniel C. Donato, Monica G. Turner
2014 Don't blame the beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cally Carswell
2014 Simulated western spruce budworm defoliation reduces torching and crowning potential: a sensitivity analysis using a physics-based fire model
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Greg M. Cohn, Russell A. Parsons, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Daniel G. Gavin, Aquila Flower
2014 Ecological Consequences Of Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks For Wildlife In Western North American Forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Victoria A. Saab, Quresh Latif, Mary M. Rowland, Tracey N. Johnson, Anna D. Chalfoun, Steven W. Buskirk, Joslin E. Heyward, Matthew A. Dresser
2014 Fire severity and tree regeneration following bark beetle outbreaks: the role of outbreak stage and burning conditions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brian J. Harvey, Daniel C. Donato, William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner
2014 The role of wildfire, prescribed fire, and mountain pine beetle infestations on the population dynamics of black-backed woodpeckers in the Black Hills, South Dakota
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher T. Rota, Joshua J. Millspaugh, Mark A. Rumble, Chad P. Lehman, Dillon C. Kesler
2014 Interactions among the mountain pine beetle, fires, and fuels
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Michael J. Jenkins, Justin B. Runyon, Christopher J. Fettig, Wesley G. Page, Barbara J. Bentz
2013 Foliar moisture content variations in lodgepole pine over the diurnal cycle during the red stage of mountain pine beetle attack
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wesley G. Page, Michael J. Jenkins, Martin E. Alexander
2013 Surface fire intensity influences simulated crown fire behavior in lodgepole pine forests with recent mountain pine beetle-caused tree mortality
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Chad M. Hoffman, Penelope Morgan, William E. Mell, Russell A. Parsons, Eva K. Strand, Stephen Cook
2013 Progress in understanding bark beetle effects on fire behavior using physics-based models
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Chad M. Hoffman, Carolyn Hull Sieg, Penelope Morgan, William E. Mell, Rodman Linn, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Joel D. McMillin, Russell A. Parsons, Helen Maffei
2013 Bark beetle effects on fuel profiles across a range of stand structures in Douglas-fir forests of Greater Yellowstone
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Daniel C. Donato, Brian J. Harvey, William H. Romme, Martin Simard, Monica G. Turner
2013 Influence of recent bark beetle outbreak on fire severity and postfire tree regeneration in montane Douglas-fir forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brian J. Harvey, Daniel C. Donato, William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner
2012 Fuels and fire behavior dynamics in bark beetle-attacked forests in Western North America and implications for fire management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Michael J. Jenkins, Wesley G. Page, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, Martin E. Alexander
2012 Numerical simulation of crown fire hazard immediately after bark beetle-caused mortality in lodgepole pine forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Chad M. Hoffman, Penelope Morgan, William E. Mell, Russell A. Parsons, Eva K. Strand, Stephen Cook
2012 Relationships between moisture, chemistry, and ignition of Pinus contorta needles during the early stages of mountain pine beetle attack
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William Matt Jolly, Russell A. Parsons, Ann M. Hadlow, Greg M. Cohn, Sara S. McAllister, John B. Popp, Robert M. Hubbard, Jose F. Negron
2012 Fire-injured ponderosa pine provide a pulsed resource for bark beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ryan S. Davis, Sharon M. Hood, Barbara J. Bentz
2012 Effects of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on wildfire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Jeffrey A. Hicke, Morris C. Johnson, Jane L. Hayes, Haiganoush K. Preisler
2012 Mountain pine beetle attack alters the chemistry and flammability of lodgepole pine foliage
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wesley G. Page, Michael J. Jenkins, Justin B. Runyon
2012 Wildfire provides refuge from local extinction but is an unlikely driver of outbreaks by mountain pine beetle
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Erinn N. Powell, Philip A. Townsend, Kenneth F. Raffa
2012 Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests? Comment 1 & 2, Reply 1
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher J. Moran, Mark A. Cochrane, William Matt Jolly, Russell A. Parsons, J. Morgan Varner, Bret W. Butler, Kevin C. Ryan, Corey L. Gucker, Martin Simard, William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner
2011 A tool to estimate the impact of bark beetle activity on fuels and fire behavior
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael J. Jenkins, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, Wesley G. Page, Wanda E. Lindquist
2011 Do mountain pine beetle outbreaks change the probability of active crown fire in lodgepole pine forests?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Martin Simard, William H. Romme, Jacob M. Griffin, Monica G. Turner
2009 Fire and bark beetle interactions
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Ken E. Gibson, Jose F. Negron
2008 Bark beetles, fuels, fires, and implications for forest management in the Intermountain West
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Michael J. Jenkins, Elizabeth G. Hebertson, Wesley G. Page, C. Arik Jorgensen
2008 Cross-scale drivers of natural disturbances prone to anthropogenic amplification: the dynamics of bark beetle eruptions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kenneth F. Raffa, Brian H. Aukema, Barbara J. Bentz, Allan L. Carroll, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme
2007 Predicted fire behavior in selected mountain pine beetle-infested lodgepole pine
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wesley G. Page, Michael J. Jenkins
2007 Predicting postfire Douglas-fir beetle attacks and tree mortality in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sharon M. Hood, Barbara J. Bentz
2007 Assessing post-fire Douglas-fir mortality and Douglas-fir beetle attacks in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Technical Report or White Paper
Sharon M. Hood, Barbara J. Bentz, Ken E. Gibson, Kevin C. Ryan, Gregg DeNitto
2006 The influence of previous mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) activity on the 1988 Yellowstone fires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Heather J. Lynch, Roy A. Renkin, Robert Crabtree, Paul R. Moorcroft
2001 Ghost forests, global warming, and the mountain pine beetle (Coleoptera: Scolytidae)
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jesse A. Logan, James A. Powell
1992 Deterioration of fire-killed and fire-damaged timber in the Western United States
Technical Report or White Paper
Eini C. Lowell, Susan A. Willits, Robert L. Krahmer
1991 Bark beetle-fire associations in the greater Yellowstone area
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Gene D. Amman