Bark Beetle Management Ecology and Climate Change

Bark Beetle Management  Ecology  and Climate Change
Author: Kamal Gandhi,Richard W. Hofstetter
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-10-28
ISBN 10: 0128224401
ISBN 13: 9780128224403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bark Beetle Management Ecology and Climate Change Book Review:

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
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

Pine Bark Beetles

Pine Bark Beetles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 0128027444
ISBN 13: 9780128027448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pine Bark Beetles Book Review:

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
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.

The Southern Pine Beetle

The Southern Pine Beetle
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 267
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112019338125
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.

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.

Climate Change and United States Forests

Climate Change and United States Forests
Author: Peterson David L.,James M. Vose,Toral Patel-Weynand
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2013-12-19
ISBN 10: 9400775156
ISBN 13: 9789400775152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and United States Forests Book Review:

This volume offers a scientific assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on forest resources in the United States. Derived from a report that provides technical input to the 2013 U.S. Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the book serves as a framework for managing U.S. forest resources in the context of climate change. The authors focus on topics having the greatest potential to alter the structure and function of forest ecosystems, and therefore ecosystem services, by the end of the 21st century. Part I provides an environmental context for assessing the effects of climate change on forest resources, summarizing changes in environmental stressors, followed by state-of-science projections for future climatic conditions relevant to forest ecosystems. Part II offers a wide-ranging assessment of vulnerability of forest ecosystems and ecosystem services to climate change. The authors anticipate that altered disturbance regimes and stressors will have the biggest effects on forest ecosystems, causing long-term changes in forest conditions. Part III outlines responses to climate change, summarizing current status and trends in forest carbon, effects of carbon management, and carbon mitigation strategies. Adaptation strategies and a proposed framework for risk assessment, including case studies, provide a structured approach for projecting and responding to future changes in resource conditions and ecosystem services. Part IV describes how sustainable forest management, which guides activities on most public and private lands in the United States, can provide an overarching structure for mitigating and adapting to climate change.

Climate Change Adaptive Capacity and Development

Climate Change  Adaptive Capacity and Development
Author: Richard J. T. Klein,Saleemul Huq
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 347
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 186094373X
ISBN 13: 9781860943737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Adaptive Capacity and Development Book Review:

Based on papers presented at a workshop entitled Enhancing the Capacity of Developing Countries to Adapt to Climate Change, which was held Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2001, Potsdam, Ger., and sponsored by the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems

Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems
Author: Jessica Halofsky,David L. Peterson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-07-19
ISBN 10: 3319569287
ISBN 13: 9783319569284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change and Rocky Mountain Ecosystems Book Review:

This book is the result of a team of approximately 100 scientists and resource managers who worked together for two years to understand the effects of climatic variability and change on water resources, fisheries, forest vegetation, non-forest vegetation, wildlife, recreation, cultural resources and ecosystem services. Adaptation options, both strategic and tactical, were developed for each resource area. This information is now being applied in the northern rocky Mountains to ensure long-term sustainability in resource conditions. The volume chapters provide a technical assessment of the effects of climatic variability and change on natural and cultural resources, based on best available science, including new analyses obtained through modeling and synthesis of existing data. Each chapter also contains a summary of adaptation strategies (general) and tactics (on-the-ground actions) that have been developed by science-management teams.

Insect Outbreaks Revisited

Insect Outbreaks Revisited
Author: Pedro Barbosa,Deborah K. Letourneau,Anurag A. Agrawal
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2012-06-29
ISBN 10: 1118253841
ISBN 13: 9781118253847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Insect Outbreaks Revisited Book Review:

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. They can be hugely destructive when the insect is a crop pest or carries diseases of humans, farm animals, or wildlife. Knowledge of these types of population dynamics and computer models that may help predict when they occur are very important. This important new book revisits a subject not thoroughly discussed in such a publication since 1988 and brings an international scale to the issue of insect outbreaks. Insect Outbreaks Revisited is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students in ecology, population biology and entomology, as well as government and industry scientists doing research on pests, land managers, pest management personnel, extension personnel, conservation biologists and ecologists, and state, county and district foresters.

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.

Alaska s Changing Boreal Forest

Alaska s Changing Boreal Forest
Author: F. Stuart Chapin,Mark W. Oswood,Keith van Cleve,Leslie A. Viereck,David L. Verbyla
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-12
ISBN 10: 019028854X
ISBN 13: 9780190288549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alaska s Changing Boreal Forest Book Review:

The boreal forest is the northern-most woodland biome, whose natural history is rooted in the influence of low temperature and high-latitude. Alaska's boreal forest is now warming as rapidly as the rest of Earth, providing an unprecedented look at how this cold-adapted, fire-prone forest adjusts to change. This volume synthesizes current understanding of the ecology of Alaska's boreal forests and describes their unique features in the context of circumpolar and global patterns. It tells how fire and climate contributed to the biome's current dynamics. As climate warms and permafrost (permanently frozen ground) thaws, the boreal forest may be on the cusp of a major change in state. The editors have gathered a remarkable set of contributors to discuss this swift environmental and biotic transformation. Their chapters cover the properties of the forest, the changes it is undergoing, and the challenges these alterations present to boreal forest managers. In the first section, the reader can absorb the geographic and historical context for understanding the boreal forest. The book then delves into the dynamics of plant and animal communities inhabiting this forest, and the biogeochemical processes that link these organisms. In the last section the authors explore landscape phenomena that operate at larger temporal and spatial scales and integrates the processes described in earlier sections. Much of the research on which this book is based results from the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Program. Here is a synthesis of the substantial literature on Alaska's boreal forest that should be accessible to professional ecologists, students, and the interested public.

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.

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks

Canada   s Top Climate Change Risks
Author: The Expert Panel on Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Potential
Publsiher: Council of Canadian Academies
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2019-07-04
ISBN 10: 1926522672
ISBN 13: 9781926522678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada s Top Climate Change Risks Book Review:

Canada’s Top Climate Change Risks identifies the top risk areas based on the extent and likelihood of the potential damage, and rates the risk areas according to society’s ability to adapt and reduce negative outcomes. These 12 major areas of risk are: agriculture and food, coastal communities, ecosystems, fisheries, forestry, geopolitical dynamics, governance and capacity, human health and wellness, Indigenous ways of life, northern communities, physical infrastructure, and water. The report describes an approach to inform federal risk prioritization and adaptation responses. The Panel outlines a multi-layered method of prioritizing adaptation measures based on an understanding of the risk, adaptation potential, and federal roles and responsibilities.

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
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: Unknown
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
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." --

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States
Author: Therese M. Poland,Toral Patel-Weynand,Deborah M. Finch,Chelcy Ford Miniat,Deborah C. Hayes,Vanessa M. Lopez
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 3030453677
ISBN 13: 9783030453671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Invasive Species in Forests and Rangelands of the United States Book Review:

This open access book describes the serious threat of invasive species to native ecosystems. Invasive species have caused and will continue to cause enormous ecological and economic damage with ever increasing world trade. This multi-disciplinary book, written by over 100 national experts, presents the latest research on a wide range of natural science and social science fields that explore the ecology, impacts, and practical tools for management of invasive species. It covers species of all taxonomic groups from insects and pathogens, to plants, vertebrates, and aquatic organisms that impact a diversity of habitats in forests, rangelands and grasslands of the United States. It is well-illustrated, provides summaries of the most important invasive species and issues impacting all regions of the country, and includes a comprehensive primary reference list for each topic. This scientific synthesis provides the cultural, economic, scientific and social context for addressing environmental challenges posed by invasive species and will be a valuable resource for scholars, policy makers, natural resource managers and practitioners.

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems

Fire Ecology and Management  Past  Present  and Future of US Forested Ecosystems
Author: Cathryn H. Greenberg,Beverly Collins
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2021-10-01
ISBN 10: 3030732673
ISBN 13: 9783030732677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Ecology and Management Past Present and Future of US Forested Ecosystems Book Review:

This edited volume presents original scientific research and knowledge synthesis covering the past, present, and potential future fire ecology of major US forest types, with implications for forest management in a changing climate. The editors and authors highlight broad patterns among ecoregions and forest types, as well as detailed information for individual ecoregions, for fire frequencies and severities, fire effects on tree mortality and regeneration, and levels of fire-dependency by plant and animal communities. The foreword addresses emerging ecological and fire management challenges for forests, in relation to sustainable development goals as highlighted in recent government reports. An introductory chapter highlights patterns of variation in frequencies, severities, scales, and spatial patterns of fire across ecoregions and among forested ecosystems across the US in relation to climate, fuels, topography and soils, ignition sources (lightning or anthropogenic), and vegetation. Separate chapters by respected experts delve into the fire ecology of major forest types within US ecoregions, with a focus on the level of plant and animal fire-dependency, and the role of fire in maintaining forest composition and structure. The regional chapters also include discussion of historic natural (lightning-ignited) and anthropogenic (Native American; settlers) fire regimes, current fire regimes as influenced by recent decades of fire suppression and land use history, and fire management in relation to ecosystem integrity and restoration, wildfire threat, and climate change. The summary chapter combines the major points of each chapter, in a synthesis of US-wide fire ecology and forest management into the future. This book provides current, organized, readily accessible information for the conservation community, land managers, scientists, students and educators, and others interested in how fire behavior and effects on structure and composition differ among ecoregions and forest types, and what that means for forest management today and in the future.

The Forests Handbook Volume 2

The Forests Handbook  Volume 2
Author: Julian Evans
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 0470756837
ISBN 13: 9780470756836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forests Handbook Volume 2 Book Review:

The future of the world's forests is at the forefront of environmental debate. Rising concerns over the effects of deforestation and climate change are highlighting the need both to conserve and manage existing forests and woodland through sustainable forestry practices. The Forests Handbook, written by an international team of both scientists and practitioners, presents an integrated approach to forests and forestry, applying our present understanding of forest science to management practices, as a basis for achieving sustainability. Volume One presents an overview of the world's forests; their locations and what they are like, the science of how they operate as complex ecosystems and how they interact with their environment. Volume Two applies this science to reality; it focuses on forestry interventions and their impact, the principles governing how to protect forests and on how we can better harness the enormous benefits forests offer. Case studies are drawn from several different countries and are used to illustrate the key points. Development specialists, forest managers and those involved with land and land-use will find this handbook a valuable and comprehensive overview of forest science and forestry practice. Researchers and students of forestry, biology, ecology and geography will find it equally accessible and useful.