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    DescriptionSince the 1990s, bark beetles have collectively killed billions of trees across millions of acres of forest in western North America, from Alaska to northern Mexico. Although a force of natural change in forest ecosystems, the increased intensity, expanded range, and synchroneity of recent bark beetle outbreaks have proved the most devastating in recorded history, and there seems to be no indication that future infestations will slow. Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America: Causes and Consequences is the result of a symposium convened in by scientists with the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Center. Entomologists, ecologists, and foresters from across the continent gathered to share research in an effort to understand the causes, historical context, and short- and long-term consequences of the current outbreaks. This easy-to-read book examines the ecology and biology of bark beetles, the extent of historical and current outbreaks, and the potential consequences of such widespread infestations on forest ecosystems. Factors contributing to increased outbreaks, such as climate change, natural disturbances, and human influence are discussed, and possible preventative measures proposed. Foresters, park managers, landowners, and environmentalists will all appreciate gaining greater understanding of the threat that bark beetles pose to the great forests of North America. Distributed for the United States Forest Service.


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    Title
    Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Western North America
    Subtitle
    Causes and Consequences
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hannah Nordhaus, Edited by Barbara Bentz
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 42
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780874809657
    ISBN 10: 0874809657
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ENV
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.8
    B&T General Subject: 560
    BIC subject category V2: RNK
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Libri: I-NA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27610
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC classification: GE
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT011000
    Abridged Dewey: 333
    Thema V1.0: RNK
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    31 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Salt Lake City