The Western Bark Beetle Research Group : a unique collaboration with forest health protection : proceedings of a symposium at the 2007 Society of American Foresters Conference, October 23-28, 2007, Portland, Oregon /

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  • "April 2009."
  • Bark beetle conditions in western forests and formation of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group / Robert J. Cain and Jane L. Hayes -- Bark beetle responses to vegetation management treatments / Joel D. McMillin and Christopher J. Fettig -- Bark beetles in a changing climate / John E. Lundquist and Barbara J. Bentz -- Fire and bark beetle interactions / Ken Gibson and José F. Negrón -- Some ecological, economic, and social consequences of bark beetle infestations / Robert A. Progar, Andris Eglitis, and John E. Lundquist -- Semiochemical sabotage: behavioral chemicals for protection of western conifers from bark beetles / Nancy E. Gillette and A. Steve Munson -- What risks do invasive bark beetles and woodborers pose to forests of the western United States? A case study of the Mediterranean pine engraver, Orthotomicus erosus / Steven J. Seybold and Marla Downing.
  • The compilation of papers in this proceedings is based on a symposium sponsored by the Insect and Diseases Working Group (D5) at the 2007 Society of American Foresters (SAF) convention in Portland, Oregon. The selection of topics parallels the research priorities of the Western Bark Beetle Research Group (WBBRG) (USDA Forest Service, Research and Development), which had been recently formed at the time of the symposium. Reflecting a unique partnership within the Forest Service, each paper was jointly prepared by a research scientist with the WBBRG and one or more entomologists with Forest Health Protection (USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry). Among these papers is a description of the currently elevated impacts of bark beetles in the Western United States; descriptions of the current state of knowledge of bark beetle response to vegetation management and also to climate change; discussions of the complex interactions of bark beetles and fire and of the complex ecological and socioeconomic impacts of infestations; an overview of the use of semiochemical (behavioral chemicals)-based technology for conifer protection; and a case study exemplifying efforts to assess risks posed by nonnative invasive bark beetles.