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Webinars & Recorded Media

Videos

Ghost Forests
Feb 18, 2021
Diana L. Six, Robert E. Keane, Jed Cochrane, Tony Incashola, Rick G. Everett, Shinaasha Pete
Bark beetle trends
Feb 16, 2016
Christine Buhl
A system in transition? Our high elevation forests
Feb 16, 2016
Kristen L. Chadwick
Fire and beetles and climate, oh my!
Oct 6, 2014
Monica G. Turner

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
Climate change impacts on forest and non-forest vegetation and disturbance interactions
Sep 10, 2014
Robert E. Keane, Matthew C. Reeves, Rachel A. Loehman
The ecology of dry mixed conifer forests—What makes them unique?
Mar 13, 2013
Theresa B. Jain, Michael A. Battaglia, Russell T. Graham
Lodgepole pine ecology & fire behavior
Dec 8, 2010
Daniel B. Tinker
Climate change and stress complexes in forests of western North America
Nov 9, 2010
David L. Peterson, Christie Neill

Syntheses

2015 Tree physiology and bark beetles
Michael G. Ryan et al.
2006 Ponderosa pine ecosystems
Russell T. Graham et al.

Publications/Reports

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 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
2018 Detection of Annual Spruce Budworm Defoliation and Severity Classification Using Landsat Imagery
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Parinaz Rahimzadeh-Bajgiran, Aaron R. Weiskittel, Daniel Kneeshaw, David A. MacLean
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 Using landscape genetics simulations for planting blister rust resistant whitebark pine in the US northern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Erin L. Landguth, Zachary A. Holden, M. F. Mahalovich, Samuel A. Cushman
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
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 Characterizing interactions between fire and other disturbances and their impacts on tree mortality in western U.S. forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeffrey M. Kane, J. Morgan Varner, Margaret R. Metz, Phillip J. van Mantgem
2017 Prescribed fire in grassland butterfly habitat: targeting weather and fuel conditions to reduce soil temperature and burn severity
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kathryn C. Hill, Jonathan D. Bakker, Peter W. Dunwiddie
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 A 20-year reassessment of the health and status of whitebark pine forests in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana
Technical Report or White Paper
Signe B. Leirfallom, Robert E. Keane, Molly L. Retzlaff
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 Variables associated with the occurrence of Ips beetles, red turpentine beetle and wood borers in live and dead ponderosa pines with post-fire injury
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jose F. Negron, Joel D. McMillin, Carolyn Hull Sieg, James F. Fowler, Kurt K. Allen, Linda L. Wadleigh, John A. Anhold, Ken E. Gibson
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Community structure, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in treeline whitebark pine communities: Potential impacts from a non-native pathogen
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Diana F. Tomback, Lynn M. Resler, Robert E. Keane, Elizabeth R. Pansing, Andrew J. Andrade, Aaron C. Wagner
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
2016 Conservation and management of whitebark pine ecosystems
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Dana L. Perkins, Robert E. Means, Alexia C. Cochrane
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
2015 Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Constance I. Millar, Nathan L. Stephenson
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 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 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 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 Temperate forest health in an era of emerging megadisturbance
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Constance I. Millar, Nathan L. Stephenson
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 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 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 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 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 physiology and bark beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Michael G. Ryan, Gerard Sapes, Anna Sala, Sharon M. Hood
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 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 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 Don't blame the beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cally Carswell
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 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 Western spruce budworm outbreaks did not increase fire risk over the last three centuries: a dendrochronological analysis of inter-disturbance synergism
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aquila Flower, Daniel G. Gavin, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Russell A. Parsons, Greg M. Cohn
2014 Post-epidemic fire risk and behavior
Conference Proceedings
Russell A. Parsons, William Matt Jolly, Paul G. Langowski, Megan Matonis, I. Sue Miller
2014 Moving forward: responding to and mitigating effects of the MPB epidemic
Conference Proceedings
Claudia Regan, Barry Bollenbacher, Rob Gump, Michael Hillis
2013 Regional and forest-level estimates of carbon stored in harvested wood products from the United States Forest Service Northern Region, 1906-2010
Technical Report or White Paper
Nathaniel Anderson, Jesse Young, Keith Stockmann, Kenneth E. Skog, Sean P. Healey, Dan R. Loeffler, J. Greg Jones, James F. Morrison
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
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 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 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 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 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
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 Forest responses to climate change in the northwestern United States: ecophysiological foundations for adaptive management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Daniel J. Chmura, Paul D. Anderson, Glenn T. Howe, Constance A. Harrington, Jessica E. Halofsky, David L. Peterson, David C. Shaw, J. Brad St. Clair
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
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
2010 Blister rust and western forest biodiversity: ecology, values and outlook for white pines
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Diana F. Tomback, Peter Achuff
2010 Current health issues and management strategies for white pines in the western United States and Canada
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
John W. Schwandt, I. Blakley Lockman, John T. Kliejunas, J. A. Muir
2010 Silvicultural management of white pines in western North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stefan Zeglen, John Pronos, H. Merler
2009 Review of literature on climate change and forest diseases of western North America
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
John T. Kliejunas, Brian W. Geils, Jessie M. Glaeser, Ellen M. Goheen, Paul E. Hennon, Mee-Sook Kim, Harry Kope, Jeffry J. Stone, Rona Sturrock, Susan J. Frankel
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 The influence of white pine blister rust on seed dispersal in whitebark pine
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Shawn T. McKinney, Diana F. Tomback
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 Ponderosa pine ecosystems
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham, Theresa B. Jain
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 Root diseases in coniferous forests of the Inland Northwest: potential implications of fuels treatments
Technical Report or White Paper
Raini C. Rippy, Jane E. Stewart, Paul J. Zambino, Ned B. Klopfenstein, Joanne M. Tirocke, Mee-Sook Kim, Walter G. Thies
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
2003 Using digital terrain modeling and satellite imagery to map interactions among fire and forest microbes
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Geral I. McDonald, Jeffrey S. Evans, Thomas M. Rice, Eva K. Strand
2003 Using digital terrain modeling and satellite imagery to map interactions among fire and forest microbes
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Geral I. McDonald, Jeffrey S. Evans, Thomas M. Rice, Eva K. Strand
2003 The role of wildland fire and subsequent insect attack on ponderosa pine mortality
Conference Proceedings
Joel D. McMillin, Linda L. Wadleigh, Carolyn Hull Sieg, Jose F. Negron, Ken E. Gibson, Kurt K. Allen, John A. Anhold
2003 Forest entomology in Yellowstone National Park, 1923-1957: a time of discovery and learning to let live
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Malcolm M. Furniss, Roy A. Renkin
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
2001 Strategies for managing whitebark pine in the presence of white pine blister rust
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Raymond J. Hoff, Dennis E. Ferguson, Geral I. McDonald, Robert E. Keane
2001 Can the fire-dependent whitebark pine be saved?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Robert E. Keane
2001 Climate change and forest disturbances
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Virginia H. Dale, Linda A. Joyce, Ronald P. Neilson, Steven G. McNulty, Matthew P. Ayres, Michael D. Flannigan, Paul J. Hanson, Lloyd C. Irland, Ariel L. Lugo, Chris J. Peterson, Daniel Simberloff, Frederick J. Swanson, Brian J. Stocks, B. Mike Wotton
2000 Fire, competition, and forest pests: landscape treatment to sustain ecosystem function
Conference Proceedings
Geral I. McDonald, Alan E. Harvey, Jonalea R. Tonn
1999 Prefire heterogeneity, fire severity, and early postfire plant reestablishment in subalpine forests of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Monica G. Turner, William H. Romme, Robert H. Gardner
1999 White pine in the American West: a vanishing species - can we save it?
Technical Report or White Paper
Leon F. Neuenschwander, James W. Byler, Alan E. Harvey, Geral I. McDonald, Denise S. Ortiz, Harold L. Osborne, Gerry C. Snyder, Arthur Zack
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
1996 Stand hazard rating for central Idaho forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Robert W. Steele, Ralph E. Williams, Julie C. Weatherby, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, James T. Hoffman, R. W. Thier
1993 Rapid decline of whitebark pine in western Montana: evidence from 20-year re-measurements
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno
1987 Forest fire frequency and western spruce budworm outbreaks in western Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Leslie Anderson, Clinton E. Carlson, Ronald H. Wakimoto
1983 Fire frequency reduced two orders of magnitude in the Bitterroot Canyons, Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bruce McCune
1975 Wildland fires and dwarf mistletoes: a literature review of ecology and prescribed burning
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Martin E. Alexander, Frank G. Hawksworth