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Fire & Bark Beetles

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Upcoming Events

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Webinars & Recorded Media

Webinars

Developing verbenone as a semiochemical tool to suppress mountain pine beetle
Feb 21, 2017
Robert Progar, Christopher J. Fettig, A. Steven Munson
Fires, beetles, and droughts, oh my!
Jun 16, 2016
Kevin M. Potter
Lodgepole pine ecology & fire behavior
Dec 8, 2010
Daniel B. Tinker

Videos

Bark beetle trends
Feb 16, 2016
Christine Buhl
Fire and beetles and climate, oh my!
Oct 6, 2014
Monica G. Turner

Syntheses

2015 Tree physiology and bark beetles
Michael G. Ryan et al.

Publications/Reports

2018 Ten Years of Monitoring Illustrates a Cascade of Effects of White Pine Blister Rust and Focuses Whitebark Pine Restoration in the Canadian Rocky and Columbia Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brenda Shepherd, Brad Jones, Robert Sissons, Jed Cochrane, Jane Park, Cyndi M. Smith, Natalie Stafl
2017 Landscape-scale quantification of fire-induced change in canopy cover following mountain pine beetle outbreak and timber harvest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
T. Ryan McCarley, Crystal A. Kolden, Nicole M. Vaillant, Andrew T. Hudak, Alistair M. S. Smith, Jason Kreitler
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 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
2016 Climate influences on whitebark pine mortality from mountain pine beetle in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Polly C. Buotte, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Haiganoush K. Preisler, John T. Abatzoglou, Kenneth F. Raffa, Jesse A. Logan
2016 Mountain pine beetles: A century of knowledge, control attempts, and impacts central to the Black Hills
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham, Michael A. Battaglia, Theresa B. Jain, Lance A. Asherin, Stephen A. Mata
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
2016 Relative importance of climate and mountain pine beetle outbreaks on the occurrence of large wildfires in the western USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dominik Kulakowski, Nathan Mietkiewicz
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 Bark beetle-induced tree mortality alters stand energy budgets due to water budget changes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David E. Reed, Brent E. Ewers, Elise G. Pendall, John M. Frank, Robert Kelly
2016 Fire severity and cumulative disturbance effects in the post-mountain pine beetle lodgepole pine forests of the Pole Creek Fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michelle Agne, Travis J. Woolley, Stephen A. Fitzgerald
2016 A dynamical model for bark beetle outbreaks
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Vlastimil Krivan, Mark Lewis, Barbara J. Bentz, Sharon Bewick, Suzanne M. Lenhart, Andrew Liebhold
2016 Elevational shifts in thermal suitability for mountain pine beetle population growth in a changing climate
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Barbara J. Bentz, Jacob P. Duncan, James A. Powell
2016 Forest health in a changing world: effects of globalization and climate change on forest insect and pathogen impacts
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
T. D. Ramsfield, Barbara J. Bentz, M. Faccoli, H. Jactel, E. G. Brockerhoff
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 Forest disturbance interactions and successional pathways in the Southern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lu Liang, Todd J. Hawbaker, Zhiliang Zhu, Xuecao Li, Peng Gong
2015 Fuel loads and simulated fire behavior in 'old-stage' beetle-infested ponderosa pine of the Colorado Plateau
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
E. Matthew Hansen, Morris C. Johnson, Barbara J. Bentz, A. Steven Munson
2015 Tree mortality from drought, insects, and their interactions in a changing climate
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William R.L. Anderegg, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Rosie A. Fisher, Craig D. Allen, Juliann Aukema, Barbara J. Bentz, Sharon M. Hood, Jeremy W. Lichstein, Alison K. Macalady, Nate McDowell, Yude Pan, Kenneth F. Raffa, Anna Sala, John D. Shaw, Nathan L. Stephenson, Christina Tague, Melanie Zeppel
2015 Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Constance I. Millar, Nathan L. Stephenson
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 Interactions among spruce beetle disturbance, climate change and forest dynamics captured by a forest landscape model
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christian Temperli, Thomas T. Veblen, Sarah Hart, Dominik Kulakowski, Alan J. Tepley
2015 Tree physiology and bark beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Michael G. Ryan, Gerard Sapes, Anna Sala, Sharon M. Hood
2015 Does wildfire likelihood or severity increase following insect outbreaks in conifer forests?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Garrett W. Meigs, John L. Campbell, Harold S. Zald, John D. Bailey, David C. Shaw, Robert E. Kennedy
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
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 Fire severity unaffected by spruce beetle outbreak in spruce-fir forests in southwestern Colorado
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert A. Andrus, Thomas T. Veblen, Brian J. Harvey, Sarah Hart
2015 Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Constance I. Millar, Nathan L. Stephenson
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
2014 Landsat time series and lidar as predictors of live and dead basal area across five bark beetle-affected forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Benjamin C. Bright, Andrew T. Hudak, Robert E. Kennedy, Arjan J. H. Meddens
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 Post-epidemic fire risk and behavior
Conference Proceedings
Russell A. Parsons, William Matt Jolly, Paul G. Langowski, Megan Matonis, I. Sue Miller
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 Moving forward: responding to and mitigating effects of the MPB epidemic
Conference Proceedings
Claudia Regan, Barry Bollenbacher, Rob Gump, Michael Hillis
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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 Bark beetle outbreaks, wildfires and defensible space: how much area do we need to treat to protect homes and communities?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Glen Aronson, Dominik Kulakowski, Glen Aronson, Dominik Kulakowski
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 A review of logistic regression models used to predict post-fire tree mortality of western North American conifers
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Travis J. Woolley, David C. Shaw, Lisa Ganio, Stephen A. Fitzgerald
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
2012 Cascading impacts of bark beetle-caused tree mortality on coupled biogeophysical and biogeochemical processes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Steven L. Edburg, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Paul D. Brooks, Elise G. Pendall, Brent E. Ewers, Urszula Norton, David Gochis, Ethan D. Gutmann, Arjan J. H. Meddens
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 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
2011 The magnificent high-elevation five-needle white pines: ecological roles and future outlook
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Diana F. Tomback, Peter Achuff, Anna W. Schoettle, John W. Schwandt, Ron J. Mastrogiuseppe
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
2011 Modeling effects of climate change and fire management on western white pine (Pinus monticola) in the northern rocky mountains, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Rachel A. Loehman, Jason A. Clark, Robert E. Keane
2011 Disturbance ecology of high-elevation five-needle pine ecosystems in western North America
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Elizabeth M. Campbell, Robert E. Keane, Evan R. Larson, Michael P. Murray, Anna W. Schoettle, Carmen Wong
2010 Climate change and bark beetles of the western United States and Canada: direct and indirect effects
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Barbara J. Bentz, Jacques Regniere, Christopher J. Fettig, E. Matthew Hansen, Jane L. Hayes, Jeffrey A. Hicke, Rick G. Kelsey, Jose F. Negron, Steven J. Seybold
2009 Bark beetle conditions in western forests and formation of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Robert J. Cain, Jane L. Hayes
2009 Bark beetle conditions in western forests and formation of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Robert J. Cain, Jane L. Hayes
2009 Fire and bark beetle interactions
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Ken E. Gibson, Jose F. Negron
2009 Fire and bark beetle interactions
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Ken E. Gibson, Jose F. Negron
2009 Bark beetle responses to vegetation management treatments
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Joel D. McMillin, Christopher J. Fettig
2009 Bark beetle responses to vegetation management treatments
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Joel D. McMillin, Christopher J. Fettig
2009 Global warming and stress complexes in forests of western North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Donald McKenzie, David L. Peterson, Jeremy J. Littell
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
2008 Holocene records of Dendroctonus bark beetles in high elevation pine forests of Idaho and Montana, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrea R. Brunelle, Gerald E. Rehfeldt, Barbara J. Bentz, A. Steven Munson
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 Beetles are supercool! - Understanding the life cycle of mountain pine beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Barbara McDonald, Vicki Arthur, Jessica Nickelsen, Michelle Andrews
2008 The effects of hazardous fuel reduction treatments in the wildland urban interface on the activity of bark beetles infesting ponderosa pine
Conference Proceedings
Christopher J. Fettig, Joel D. McMillin, John A. Anhold, Shakeeb M. Hamud, Steven J. Seybold
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
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 Tough trees at timberline - whitebark pines in peril
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jane Kapler Smith
2006 Interactions among fire, insects, and pathogens in coniferous forests of the interior western United States and Canada
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Thomas J. Parker, Karen M. Clancy, Robert L. Mathiasen
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
2005 Distribution of bark beetle attacks after whitebark pine restoration treatments: a case study
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kristen M. Waring, Diana L. Six
2004 Global warming's unlikely harbingers
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michelle Nijhuis
2002 Cascading effects of fire exclusion in Rocky Mountain ecosystems: a literature review
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Robert E. Keane, Kevin C. Ryan, Thomas T. Veblen, Craig D. Allen, Jesse A. Logan, Brad C. Hawkes
1998 Fire and insects in northern and boreal forest ecosystems of North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Deborah G. McCullough, Richard A. Werner, David Neumann
1991 Bark beetle-fire associations in the greater Yellowstone area
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Gene D. Amman