Bark Beetles

Bark Beetles
Author: Fernando E. Vega,Richard W. Hofstetter
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-12-29
ISBN 10: 0124171737
ISBN 13: 9780124171732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bark Beetles Book Review:

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

Dynamics of Forest Insect Populations

Dynamics of Forest Insect Populations
Author: Alan A. Berryman
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1489907890
ISBN 13: 9781489907899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Forest Insect Populations Book Review:

Insects multiply. Destruction reigns. There is dismay, followed by outcry, and demands to Authority. Authority remembers its experts or appoints some: they ought to know. The experts advise a Cure. The Cure can be almost anything: holy water from Mecca, a Government Commis sion, a culture of bacteria, poison, prayers denunciatory or tactful, a new god, a trap, a Pied Piper. The Cures have only one thing in common: with a little patience they always work. They have never been known entirely to fail. Likewise they have never been known to prevent the next outbreak. For the cycle of abundance and scarcity has a rhythm of its own, and the Cures are applied just when the plague of insects is going to abate through its own loss of momentum. -Abridged, with insects in place of voles, from C. Elton, 1924, Voles, Mice and Lemmings, with permission of Oxford University Press This book is an enquiry into the "natural rhythms" of insect abundance in forested ecosystems and into the forces that give rise to these rhythms. Forests form unique environ ments for such studies because one can find them growing under relatively natural (pri meval) conditions as well as under the domination of human actions. Also, the slow growth and turnover rates of forested ecosystems enable us to investigate insect popula tion dynamics in a plant environment that remains relatively constant or changes only slowly, this in contrast to agricultural systems, where change is often drastic and frequent.

Climate Change and Insect Pests

Climate Change and Insect Pests
Author: Christer Bjorkman,Pekka Niemela
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2015-10-01
ISBN 10: 1780643780
ISBN 13: 9781780643786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Insect Pests Book Review:

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.

Bringing Climate Change Into Natural Resource Management

Bringing Climate Change Into Natural Resource Management
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02889004Q
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mountain Pine Beetle

The Mountain Pine Beetle
Author: Pacific Forestry Centre,Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative (Canada)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780662426233
ISBN 13: 0662426231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mountain Pine Beetle Book Review:

"This book presents a synthesis of published information on mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins [Coleoptera: Scolytidae]) biology and management with an emphasis on lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. ex Loud. var. latifolia Engelm.) forests of western Canada. Intended as a reference for researchers as well as forest managers, the book covers three main subject areas: mountain pine beetle biology, management, and socioeconomic concerns. The chapters on biology cover taxonomy, life history and habits, distribution, insect-host tree interactions, development and survival, epidemiology, and outbreak history. The management section covers management strategy, survey and detection, proactive and preventive management, and decision support tools. The chapters on socioeconomic aspects include an economic examination of management programs and the utilization of post-beetle salvage timber in solid wood, panelboard, pulp and paper products."--Publisher's description.

Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards

Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards
Author: Katarína Strelcová,Csaba Matyas,Axel Kleidon,Milan Lapin,František Matejka,Miroslav Blazenec,Jaroslav Škvarenina,Jan Holecy
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2008-11-30
ISBN 10: 1402088760
ISBN 13: 9781402088766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioclimatology and Natural Hazards Book Review:

Anthropogenic influences to the earth's system, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, cryosphere and lithosphere, represent a serious challenge to our planet's ecosystems and natural environments. Bioclimatology, hydrology, bio-hydrology and eco-physiology are important scientific research areas with wide application to environmental protection, forestry, agriculture and water management, and protection against natural hazards including droughts, floods, windstorms, weather extremes, and wild fires. Bioclimatology helps to better understand the causes and impacts of natural hazards and how to prevent them. Improved knowledge of natural hazards is a vital prerequisite for the implementation of integrated resource management. It provides a useful framework for combating current climate variability and for adapting to ongoing climate change. This book presents research on the interactions between meteorological, climatological, hydrological and biological processes in the atmospheric and terrestrial environment. It highlights a spectrum of topics associated with climate change and weather extremes and their impact on different economic sectors. The contributing authors come from renowned scientific research institutions and universities and specialise in issues of climate change, soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, hydrologic cycle, ecosystems, biosphere, and natural hazards.

Managing Maintenance Error

Managing Maintenance Error
Author: James Reason,Alan Hobbs
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351920510
ISBN 13: 9781351920513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Maintenance Error Book Review:

Situations and systems are easier to change than the human condition - particularly when people are well-trained and well-motivated, as they usually are in maintenance organisations. This is a down-to-earth practitioner’s guide to managing maintenance error, written in Dr. Reason’s highly readable style. It deals with human risks generally and the special human performance problems arising in maintenance, as well as providing an engineer’s guide for their understanding and the solution. After reviewing the types of error and violation and the conditions that provoke them, the author sets out the broader picture, illustrated by examples of three system failures. Central to the book is a comprehensive review of error management, followed by chapters on:- managing person, the task and the team; - the workplace and the organization; - creating a safe culture; It is then rounded off and brought together, in such a way as to be readily applicable for those who can make it work, to achieve a greater and more consistent level of safety in maintenance activities. The readership will include maintenance engineering staff and safety officers and all those in responsible roles in critical and systems-reliant environments, including transportation, nuclear and conventional power, extractive and other chemical processing and manufacturing industries and medicine.

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02938259L
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group Book Review:

"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." --

Climate Change on Wildfire Activity

Climate Change on Wildfire Activity
Author: United States,United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000063503180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fire Fuel Treatments and Ecological Restoration

Fire  Fuel Treatments and Ecological Restoration
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D02996489E
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options
Author: James M. Vose,Kier D. Klepzig
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2013-12-05
ISBN 10: 1466572752
ISBN 13: 9781466572751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options Book Review:

Forest land managers face the challenges of preparing their forests for the impacts of climate change. However, climate change adds a new dimension to the task of developing and testing science-based management options to deal with the effects of stressors on forest ecosystems in the southern United States. The large spatial scale and complex interactions make traditional experimental approaches difficult. Yet, the current progression of climate change science offers new insights from recent syntheses, models, and experiments, providing enough information to start planning now for a future that will likely include an increase in disturbances and rapid changes in forest conditions. Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Management Options: A Guide for Natural Resource Managers in Southern Forest Ecosystems provides a comprehensive analysis of forest management options to guide natural resource management in the face of future climate change. Topics include potential climate change impacts on wildfire, insects, diseases, and invasives, and how these in turn might affect the values of southern forests that include timber, fiber, and carbon; water quality and quantity; species and habitats; and recreation. The book also considers southern forest carbon sequestration, vulnerability to biological threats, and migration of native tree populations due to climate change. This book utilizes the most relevant science and brings together science experts and land managers from various disciplines and regions throughout the south to combine science, models, and on-the-ground experience to develop management options. Providing a link between current management actions and future management options that would anticipate a changing climate, the authors hope to ensure a broader range of options for managing southern forests and protecting their values in the future.

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012

Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2012
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCR:31210023152497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems

Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems
Author: Timothy D. Paine,Francois Lieutier
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2016-01-06
ISBN 10: 3319247441
ISBN 13: 9783319247441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insects and Diseases of Mediterranean Forest Systems Book Review:

Insect and disease issues are often specific to the Mediterranean forest systems rather than shared with the temperate forests. In addition to the specific native insects and diseases, the forests are subject to the invasion of exotic species. The forests are also at risk from high degrees of human activity, including changing patterns of forest fires, land management activities, intensive plantation forestry using introduced timber species from other Mediterranean climate zones, and atmospheric deposition. Combined with elements of global climate change that may disproportionately affect Mediterranean climate systems, this creates a number of significant management issues that are unique to the Mediterranean forests. It is our goal that the information contained in this volume will contribute to understanding the unique aspects of Mediterranean forest systems and to protecting these critical resources.

Managing Forest Ecosystems The Challenge of Climate Change

Managing Forest Ecosystems  The Challenge of Climate Change
Author: Felipe Bravo,Valerie LeMay,Robert Jandl,Klaus Gadow
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2008-05-20
ISBN 10: 1402083432
ISBN 13: 9781402083433
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Forest Ecosystems The Challenge of Climate Change Book Review:

Climate changes, particularly warming trends, have been recorded around the globe. For many countries, these changes in climate have become evident through insect epidemics (e.g., Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic in Western Canada, bark beetle in secondary spruce forests in Central Europe), water shortages and intense forest fires in the Mediterranean countries (e.g., 2005 droughts in Spain), and unusual storm activities (e.g., the 2004 South-East Asia Tsunami). Climate changes are expected to impact vegetation as manifested by changes in vegetation extent, migration of species, tree species composition, growth rates, and mortality. The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has included discussions on how forests may be impacted, and how they may be used to mitigate the impacts of changes in climate, to possibly slow the rate of change. This book provides current scientific information on the biological and economical impacts of climate changes in forest environments, as well as information on how forest management activities might mitigate these impacts, particularly through carbon sequestration. Case studies from a wide geographic range are presented. This information is beneficial to managers and researchers interested in climate change and impacts upon forest environments and economic activities. This volume, which forms part of Springer’s book series Managing Forest Ecosystems, presents state-of-the-art research results, visions and theories, as well as specific methods for sustainable forest management in changing climatic conditions.

Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment Ecology Monitoring Genetics IUFRO Joint Meeting of WP7 03 05 7 03 10

Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment  Ecology  Monitoring   Genetics  IUFRO Joint Meeting of WP7 03 05   7 03 10
Author: Dimitrios N. Avtzis,Rudolf Wegensteiner
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2019-09-23
ISBN 10: 3039215116
ISBN 13: 9783039215119
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forest Insects and Pathogens in a Changing Environment Ecology Monitoring Genetics IUFRO Joint Meeting of WP7 03 05 7 03 10 Book Review:

After the successful conclusion of the Joint Meeting of IUFRO’s 7.03.05 & 7.03.10 working parties and given the exciting and novel studies that have been presented in the framework of this meeting, we decided to present some of these studies in the current Special Issue of Forests. To make this issue more appealing and interesting to everyone in the field of Forest Protection, studies that cover a wide range of topics were selected, ranging from ecology and phylogeography to forest management and protection. More importantly, as these studies refer to pests and pathogens from different parts of the world, it is expected that the knowledge gained can be further used in the protection of natural environment worldwide.

Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe a Synthesis

Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe  a Synthesis
Author: François Lieutier,Keith R. Day,Andrea Battisti,Jean-Claude Grégoire,Hugh F. Evans
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2007-08-24
ISBN 10: 1402022417
ISBN 13: 9781402022418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bark and Wood Boring Insects in Living Trees in Europe a Synthesis Book Review:

For the first time, a synthesis on the research work done in Europe on all Bark And Wood Boring Insects In Living Trees (BAWBILT) is presented. As final product of a four-year research project gathering together 100 scientists from 24 countries, the book is the fruit of a real collective synthesis in which all European specialists have participated. It reviews and comments on all the European literature, while considering the biological (trees, insects, associated organisms, and their relationships) and forest management aspects. However, although focused on the European forest, it also compares the available information and interpretations to those concerning similar species in other continents. It ends with propositions of research priorities for Europe. The book is directed to all scientists and students concerned with forest entomology and ecology, as well as to forest managers and all scientific public interested in forest biology.

The Interconnected Arctic UArctic Congress 2016

The Interconnected Arctic     UArctic Congress 2016
Author: Kirsi Latola,Hannele Savela
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 3319575325
ISBN 13: 9783319575322
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interconnected Arctic UArctic Congress 2016 Book Review:

This open access book presents the most current research results and knowledge from five multidisciplinary themes: Vulnerability of Arctic Environments, Vulnerability of Arctic Societies, Local and Traditional Knowledge, Building Long-term Human Capacity, New Markets for the Arctic, including tourism and safety. The themes are those discussed at the first ever UArctic Congress Science Section, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 2016. The book looks at the Arctic from a holistic perspective; how the environment (both marine and terrestrial) and communities can adapt and manage the changes due to climate change. The chapters provide examples of the state-of-the-art research, bringing together both scientific and local knowledge to form a comprehensive and cohesive volume. Except where otherwise noted, this book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Responding to New Land Management Challenges

Responding to New Land Management Challenges
Author: Brian Petersen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:X84349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Whitebark Pine Communities

Whitebark Pine Communities
Author: Diana F. Tomback,Stephen F. Arno,Robert E. Keane
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781597263207
ISBN 13: 1597263206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Whitebark Pine Communities Book Review:

Whitebark pine is a dominant feature of western high-mountain regions, offering an important source of food and high-quality habitat for species ranging from Clark's nutcracker to the grizzly bear. But in the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada, much of the whitebark pine is disappearing. Why is a high-mountain species found in places rarely disturbed by humans in trouble? And what can be done about it.Whitebark Pine Communities addresses those questions, explaining how a combination of altered fire regimes and fungal infestation is leading to a rapid decline of this once abundant -- and ecologically vital -- species. Leading experts in the field explain what is known about whitebark pine communities and their ecological value, examine its precarious situation, and present the state of knowledge concerning restoration alternatives. The book. presents an overview of the ecology and status of whitebark pine communities offers a basic understanding of whitebark pine taxonomy, distribution, and ecology, including environmental tolerances, community disturbance processes, regeneration processes, species interactions, and genetic population structure identifies the threats to whitebark pine communities explains the need for management intervention surveys the extent of impact and losses to dateMore importantly, the book clearly shows that the knowledge and management tools are available to restore whitebark pine communities both locally and on a significant scale regionally, and it provides specific information about what actions can and must be taken.Whitebark Pine Communities offers a detailed portrait of the ecology of whitebark pine communities and the current threats to them. It brings together leading experts to provide in-depth information on research needs, management approaches, and restoration activities, and will be essential reading for ecologists, land managers, and anyone concerned with the health of forest ecosystems in the western United States.

Processionary Moths and Climate Change An Update

Processionary Moths and Climate Change   An Update
Author: Alain Roques
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 427
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN 10: 9401793409
ISBN 13: 9789401793407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processionary Moths and Climate Change An Update Book Review:

Because of its peculiar biology, its negative impacts on forestry, and its urticating larvae affecting human and animal health, pine processionary moth has largely been studied in many European countries during the last century. However, knowledge remained scattered and no synthesis has ever been published. Since the IPCC retained the moth as one of the two insect indicators of climate change because of its expansion with warming up, filling this gap became increasingly important. Led by INRA, this book associates 101 authors from 22 countries of Europe, Minor Asia and North Africa, combining all the concerned research fields (entomology, ecology, genetics, mathematical modelling, medical and veterinary science, pest management) in a multidisciplinary approach to understand and model the processes underlying past, present and future moth expansion and to propose adapted management methods. Besides, the major biological patterns of the related processionary species are also detailed.