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Assessing Community Resilience to Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks in Alberta

A collaboration between the Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program and the University of British Columbia.

Assessing the effectiveness of Alberta's forest management strategies against the mountain pine beetle

Evaluate how different management strategies meet management goals. This informs management and helps prioritize objectives.

Beyond Beetle: Natural and facilitated lodgepole pine regeneration after mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Alberta

Alberta is facing a future in which large tracks of lodgepole pine forest have died as a result of attack by Mountain Pine Beetle (MPB). Not all stands attacked by MPB will be salvage harvested; thus we need to understand whether and which tree species will regenerate in untreated post-attack stands

Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB

Controlled burns may be an inexpensive way to regenerate and decrease flammability in lodgepole pine stands killed by mountain pine beetle (MPB).The project will determine the usefulness of burning to prepare for pine regeneration. This project has the potential to improve pine regeneration aft

Development of monitoring tools to detect mountain pine beetle at low densities on the eastern and northern edge of beetle expansion into Saskatchewan and NWT

Due to the importance of pheromones in bark beetle biology, many studies have focused on the development of synthetic pheromones for the monitoring and management of bark beetle populations. However, we currently do not know whether commercially available lures used to monitor mountain pine beetle (