Factors influencing northern spruce engraver colonization of white spruce slash in interior Alaska

@inproceedings{Fettig2013FactorsIN,
  title={Factors influencing northern spruce engraver colonization of white spruce slash in interior Alaska},
  author={Christopher J. Fettig and Roger E. Burnside and Christopher J. Hayes and J. J. Kruse and Nicholas J. Lisuzzo and Stepehen R. McKelvey and Sylvia R. Mori and Stephen K. Nickel and Mark E. Schultz},
  year={2013}
}
In interior Alaska, increased use of mechanical fuel reduction treatments, increased interests in the use of wood energy systems as alternatives to fossil fuels, and elevated populations of northern spruce engraver, Ips perturbatus (Eichhoff), have raised concerns regarding the impact of this bark beetle to forest resources. We conducted a large-scale field study in 2009−2011 (Study 1) to determine the effects of slash scoring (mechanical by chainsaw versus none), slash distribution (scattered… CONTINUE READING
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