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Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program

The program carries out focused research on infestations of mountain pine beetle in Alberta.

fRI Research implemented a Mountain Pine Beetle Ecology Program in 2007 to carry out research on the beetles biology, its effect on the landscape, and the effectiveness of various management strategies.

MPBEP: Request for Expressions of Interest

Mountain pine beetle is Alberta’s most serious threat facing its pine forests calling attention to the stability of the forest industry, well being of forest based communities, provisioning of ecological services and public safety. Evidence clearly indicates the beetle is expanding its range eastward and northward. As novel habitats are encountered science needs to remain current by adjusting emphasis in anticipation changing dynamics. Scientists are convinced that surprises will be encountered necessitating the science agenda to be forward looking to meet new and unexpected challenges.