Winter survival is a major predictor of epidemics. This data will improve forecasts of MPB population trends and sites at risk of infestation.
Cold tolerance of mountain pine beetle: Impact on population dynamics and spread in Canada
- April 1 2013
Progress update: Project kicks off.
- September 10 2013
First Field Season Complete
Progress update: Very successful data collection.
- November 19 2013
Lab Work Begins
Progress update: Analyzing over 2500 lbs of disks taken for the first cold hardiness study.
- November 12 2014
2014 Field Season Complete
Progress update: All 2014 field work and lab experiments are progressing well.
- April 22 2015
Progress update: Dr. Bleiker presented aspects of the project at the Information Forum.
- September 2015
2015 Field Season Complete
Progress update: Field work completed for the year; lab work and data analysis begins.