Climate Change and Bark Beetles of the Western United States and Canada: Direct and Indirect Effects

@inproceedings{Bentz2010ClimateCA,
  title={Climate Change and Bark Beetles of the Western United States and Canada: Direct and Indirect Effects},
  author={Barbara J. Bentz and Jacques R{\'e}gni{\`e}re and Christopher J Fettig and Everett Hansen and Jane Leslie Hayes and Jeffrey A. Hicke and Rick G Kelsey and Jos{\'e} F Negr{\'o}n and Steven J. Seybold},
  year={2010}
}
Climatic changes are predicted to significantly affect the frequency and severity of disturbances that shape forest ecosystems. We provide a synthesis of climate change effects on native bark beetles, important mortality agents of conifers in western North America. Because of differences in temperature-dependent life-history strategies, including cold-induced mortality and developmental timing, responses to warming will differ among and within bark beetle species. The success of bark beetle… 
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