Bark Beetle Management Ecology and Climate Change

Bark Beetle Management  Ecology  and Climate Change
Author: Kamal J.K. Gandhi,Richard W. Hofstetter
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-10-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128224403

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Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate Change provides the most updated and comprehensive knowledge on the complex effects of global warming upon the economically and ecologically important bark beetle species and their host trees. This authoritative reference synthesizes information on how forest disturbances and environmental changes due to current and future climate changes alter the ecology and management of bark beetles in forested landscapes. Written by international experts on bark beetle ecology, this book covers topics ranging from changes in bark beetle distributions and addition of novel hosts due to climate change, interactions of insects with altered host physiology and disturbance regimes, ecosystem-level impacts of bark beetle outbreaks due to climate change, multi-trophic changes mediated via climate change, and management of bark beetles in altered forests and climate conditions. Bark Beetle Management, Ecology, and Climate Change is an important resource for entomologists, as well as forest health specialists, policy makers, and conservationists who are interested in multi-faceted impacts of climate change on forest insects at the organismal, population, and community-levels. The only book that addresses the impacts of global warming on bark beetles with feedback loops to forest patterns and processes Discusses altered disturbance regimes due to climate change with implications for bark beetles and associated organisms Led by a team of editors whose expertise includes entomology, pathology, ecology, forestry, modeling, and tree physiology

Bark Beetles

Bark Beetles
Author: Fernando E. Vega,Richard W. Hofstetter
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-12-29
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780124171732

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Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and their importance in agriculture. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects, and contains 15 chapters on natural history and ecology, morphology, taxonomy and phylogenetics, evolution and diversity, population dynamics, resistance, symbiotic associations, natural enemies, climate change, management strategies, economics, and politics, with some chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, including Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus. This text is ideal for entomology and forestry courses, and is aimed at scientists, faculty members, forest managers, practitioners of biological control of insect pests, mycologists interested in bark beetle-fungal associations, and students in the disciplines of entomology, ecology, and forestry. Provides the only synthesis of the literature on bark beetles Features chapters exclusively devoted to some of the most economically important bark beetle genera, such as Dendroctonus, Ips, Tomicus, Hypothenemus, and Scolytus Includes copious color illustrations and photographs that further enhance the content

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2009
Genre: Bark beetles
ISBN: MINN:31951D02938259L

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"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." --

Pine Bark Beetles

Pine Bark Beetles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-04-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128027448

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Pine Bark Beetles, the latest release in the Advances in Insect Physiology series, provides readers with the latest interdisciplinary reviews on the topic. It is an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists, neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and insect chemists. Contains important, comprehensive, and in-depth reviews on insect physiology Provides an essential reference source for invertebrate physiologists and neurobiologists, entomologists, zoologists, and insect biochemists First published in 1963, this serial is ranked second in the highly competitive ISI category of entomology

Climate Change and Insect Pests

Climate Change and Insect Pests
Author: Christer Bjorkman,Pekka Niemela
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2015-10-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781780643786

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Insects, being poikilothermic, are among the organisms that are most likely to respond to changes in climate, particularly increased temperatures. Range expansions into new areas, further north and to higher elevations, are already well documented, as are physiological and phenological responses. It is anticipated that the damage by insects will increase as a consequence of climate change, i.e. increasing temperatures primarily. However, the evidence in support of this common “belief” is sparse. Climate Change and Insect Pests sums up present knowledge regarding both agricultural and forest insect pests and climate change in order to identify future research directions.

Integrated Pest Management in Pine bark Beetle Ecosystems

Integrated Pest Management in Pine bark Beetle Ecosystems
Author: William E. Waters,Ronald W. Stark,David L. Wood
Publsiher: Wiley-Interscience
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1985
Genre: Nature
ISBN: MINN:31951000109047Z

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A comprehensive treatment of discrete insect-host forest ecosystems and current knowledge and technology for managing the insects and associated destructive agents as an integral part of the forest resource management. The book presents the scope and complexity of planning and decision-making for managing major pests of forests in which a wide range of economic, social, political and aesthetic values are involved.

The Insatiable Bark Beetle

The Insatiable Bark Beetle
Author: Reese Halter
Publsiher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2011
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781926855660

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"In our ever-warming world, trillions of indigenous bark beetles are killing billions of mature conifers throughout the forests of western North America and around the world, as they embark on their largest and most destructive feeding frenzy in modern times. In areas where cold temperatures traditionally prevented these insects from thriving, our once-healthy but now water-starved trees are becoming more and more vulnerable to the voracious appetites of these destructive pests. With aspects of both our environment and the economy at stake, Dr. Reese Halter's second RMB Manifesto provides information on the various types of beetles negatively impacting trees, descriptions of the ecosystems they currently inhabit, and an accessible look at the future humanity may face if we do not find ways to control greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, which are contributing factors to the ongoing spread of bark beetles." -- Publisher.

The Surprising Lives of Bark Beetles

The Surprising Lives of Bark Beetles
Author: Jiri Hulcr,Marc Abrahams
Publsiher: University Press of Florida
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2022-09-06
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781683402749

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A loving look at one of the world’s most maligned, misunderstood, and fascinating insects Famous foe of forestry professionals and despised spreader of Dutch elm disease, bark beetles have a bad reputation: the World’s Worst Forest Pests. They chew through timber profits and kill healthy trees, turning forests from carbon sinks into carbon sources. But entomologist Jiri Hulcr sees more to these evil weevils than meets the eye, and offers you a closer look—literally. With science journalist Marc Abrahams, Hulcr offers a funny and informative introduction to these under-studied and underappreciated insects.  This lively book turns cutting-edge research into an enjoyable tour through the miniature world of a charming critter. Vivid macrophotography captures every aspect of bark beetle life in stunning detail, from their dramatic family stories and curiously endearing looks to their mating strategies, and the secret fungus farms where they cultivate their own “ambrosia.” You’ll learn how much we don’t know about bark beetles—and what that means for science’s attempts to control them as climate change alters their habitats. Whether you’re a scientist seeking up-to-date pest management strategies or you’re just wondering if your backyard trees are at risk, this book will help you better understand the latest discoveries in beetle symbioses, molecular biology, and ecology. But be warned: at the end of this read you may be filled with affection for these adorable and astonishing beetles.