Beetles pine for lodgepole homes: mountain pine beetle's search for a host

Abstract

Reproduction in Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) is contingent upon successful search for and colonization of suitable host trees. Field data, collected from a 1.42 ha lodgepole pine stand, are examined to determine the availability of host trees, and will be used to parameterize a model of beetle host-acceptance.

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Annual General Meeting of the Entomological Society of British Columbia
Location
Vancouver, BC
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