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
A decade of effort and $300M: how did we do?
Beyond Beetle: Natural and facilitated lodgepole pine regeneration after mountain pine beetle outbreaks in Alberta
What will happen to stands after mountain pine beetle infestations?
In west-central Alberta, pine forests comprise much of caribou and grizzly bear habitat. This project will determine the response of these threatened species to MPB-related disturbance of these areas.
This study examines how instar mortality varies with the severity and duration of cold exposure.
Comparison of understory burning and mechanical site preparation to regenerate lodgepole pine stands killed by MPB
While detection and control efforts are key to mitigating MPB, it's also important to improve how land managers respond after an attack.
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
Better detection will make control strategies more effective.
Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Attack on hydrology and post-attack vegetation and hydrology recovery in lodgepole pine forests in Alberta
This project will describe how mountain pine beetle attack drives changes in hydrology and vegetation.
Impacts of mountain pine beetle on hydrology and vegetative redevelopment in lodgepole pine forests of west-central Alberta: Phase II - Ecological responses in the grey attack stage
This project will examine hydrological and vegetation responses in the grey attack stage.
How can forest companies best help stands bounce back from a MPB infestation?
Mountain pine beetle population dynamics in new habitats and climates: The potential for eastern and northern spread in Canada
Warmer weather is driving MPB range expansion, but how well will the beetle take hold in novel habitats?
Post mortality rate of wood degradation and tree fall in lodgepole pine trees killed by mountain pine beetle in the Foothills and Rocky Mountain regions of Alberta
This project seeks to understand wood degradation in MPB-killed lodgepole pine, which will allow industry to optimize harvesting of at-risk forests.