Influence of bark beetle outbreaks on nutrient cycling in native pine stands in western Canada

Using a natural gradient of recent (0–4 years) mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae)-caused mortality in lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) stands in west central Alberta, Canada, we tested the effects of different levels of tree mortality, and time since bark beetle infestation, on initial abiotic environmental changes, and nutrient inputs and… CONTINUE READING