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.

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.

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.

Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks

Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks
Author: Gillian Cerbu,Marc Hanewinkel,Giacomo Gerosa,Robert Jandl
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2013-08-28
ISBN 10: 9535111949
ISBN 13: 9789535111948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks Book Review:

Climate scenarios suggest that current forest stands will face radically different temperature and precipitation conditions in the future. Developing future strategies for forest management in the face of uncertain and highly variable forecasts of future site conditions is a great challenge. Here we have analyzed transnational case studies dealing with different manifestations of climate change effects. We intend to stimulate the discussion on management strategies to adapt forests in the Alps to climate change risks. The presented results are derived from the INTERREG project "Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks" that was implemented within the framework of the European Territorial Cooperation "Alpine Space Programme" 2007-2013.

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2016 Part 4 B 2015 114 1

Interior  Environment  and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2016  Part 4 B  2015  114 1
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105050681878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Interior Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations for 2016 Part 4 B 2015 114 1 Book Review:

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group

The Western Bark Beetle Research Group
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
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." --

Bringing Climate Change Into Natural Resource Management

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

Bringing Climate Change Into Natural Resource Management Book Review:

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America
Author: Barbara J. Bentz,Hannah Nordhaus
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 42
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780874809657
ISBN 13: 0874809657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America Book Review:

Explores the increasing bark beetle outbreaks in western North America that are killing billions of trees, looking at factors such as the historical context, short- and long-term consequences, and causes of the current outbreaks.

Managing Maintenance Error

Managing Maintenance Error
Author: James Reason,Alan Hobbs
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN 10: 1351920502
ISBN 13: 9781351920506
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 Mountain Pine Beetle

The Mountain Pine Beetle
Author: Pacific Forestry Centre,Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative (Canada)
Publsiher: Anonim
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.

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.

Insect Outbreaks

Insect Outbreaks
Author: Gerard Meurant
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2012-12-02
ISBN 10: 0323138748
ISBN 13: 9780323138741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Outbreaks Book Review:

FROM THE PREFACE: The abundance of insects can change dramatically from generation to generation; these generational changes may occur within a growing season or over a period of years. Such extraordinary density changes or "outbreaks" may be abrupt and ostensibly random, or population peaks may occur in a more or less cyclic fashion....The goal of this book is to update and advance current thinking on the phenomenon of insect outbreaks. The contributors have reviewed relevant literature in order to generate a synthesis providing new concepts and important alternatives for future research. More importantly, they have presented new ideas or syntheses that will stimulate advances in thinking and experimentation.

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.

Empire of the Beetle

Empire of the Beetle
Author: Andrew Nikiforuk
Publsiher: Greystone Books Ltd
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-07-22
ISBN 10: 1553658949
ISBN 13: 9781553658948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empire of the Beetle Book Review:

Beginning in the late 1980s, a series of improbable bark beetle outbreaks unsettled iconic forests and communities across western North America. An insect the size of a rice kernel eventually killed more than 30 billion pine and spruce trees from Alaska to New Mexico. Often appearing in masses larger than schools of killer whales, the beetles engineered one of the world's greatest forest die-offs since the deforestation of Europe by peasants between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. The beetle didn't act alone. Misguided science, out-of-control logging, bad public policy, and a hundred years of fire suppression created a volatile geography that released the world's oldest forest manager from all natural constraints. Like most human empires, the beetles exploded wildly and then crashed, leaving in their wake grieving landowners, humbled scientists, hungry animals, and altered watersheds. Although climate change triggered this complex event, human arrogance assuredly set the table. With little warning, an ancient insect pointedly exposed the frailty of seemingly stable manmade landscapes. Drawing on first-hand accounts from entomologists, botanists, foresters, and rural residents, award-winning journalist Andrew Nikiforuk, investigates this unprecedented beetle plague, its startling implications, and the lessons it holds.

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management
Author: John A. Wiens,Gregory D. Hayward,Hugh D, Safford,Catherine Giffen
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2012-07-09
ISBN 10: 1118329759
ISBN 13: 9781118329757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management Book Review:

In North America, concepts of Historical Range of Variability are being employed in land-management planning for properties of private organizations and multiple government agencies. The National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and The Nature Conservancy all include elements of historical ecology in their planning processes. Similar approaches are part of land management and conservation in Europe and Australia. Each of these user groups must struggle with the added complication of rapid climate change, rapid land-use change, and technical issues in order to employ historical ecology effectively. Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management explores the utility of historical ecology in a management and conservation context and the development of concepts related to understanding future ranges of variability. It provides guidance and insights to all those entrusted with managing and conserving natural resources: land-use planners, ecologists, fire scientists, natural resource policy makers, conservation biologists, refuge and preserve managers, and field practitioners. The book will be particularly timely as science-based management is once again emphasized in United States federal land management and as an understanding of the potential effects of climate change becomes more widespread among resource managers. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/wiens/historicalenvironmentalvariation.

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.

Beetle pathogen Interactions in Conifer Forests

Beetle pathogen Interactions in Conifer Forests
Author: Timothy Duane Schowalter,Gregory M. Filip
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032544168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beetle pathogen Interactions in Conifer Forests Book Review:

This text discusses advances in bark beetle and pathogen systematics; environmental and host factors predisposing trees to bark beetle or pathogen colonization; mechanism of interaction between bark beetles and pathogens; effects on trees and forest ecosystems; and management strategies.

Responding to New Land Management Challenges

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

Responding to New Land Management Challenges Book Review:

Early Warming

Early Warming
Author: Nancy Lord
Publsiher: Counterpoint
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-01-10
ISBN 10: 1582438684
ISBN 13: 9781582438689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Warming Book Review:

In Shishmaref, Alaska, new seawalls are constructed while residents navigate the many practical and bureaucratic obstacles to moving their entire island village to higher ground. Farther south, inland hunters and fishermen set out to grow more of their own food—and to support the reintroduction of wood bison, an ancient species well suited to expected habitat changes. First Nations people in Canada team with conservationists to protect land for both local use and environmental resilience. In Early Warming, Nancy Lord takes a cutting-edge look at how communities in the North—where global warming is amplified and climate-change effects are most immediate—are responding with desperation and creativity. This beautifully written and measured narrative takes us deep into regions where the indigenous people who face life-threatening change also demonstrate impressive conservation ethics and adaptive capacities. Underpinned by a long acquaintance with the North and backed with scientific and political sophistication, Lord’s vivid account brings the challenges ahead for us all into ice-water clarity.