The project will provide necessary data for moutnain pine beetle decision support tools. This is phase one of the project, examining the effects during the red attack stage, immediately after MPB attack.
Effects of Mountain Pine Beetle Attack on hydrology and post-attack vegetation and hydrology recovery in lodgepole pine forests in Alberta
- April 1 2008
Progress update: The project kicks off, lead by Uldis Silins
- September 13 2012
Final Report Completed
Progress update: Final Report 2012 submitted; main body of research complete
- November 19 2012
Progress update: The research project is completed
Video of four of the presentations from the 2017 MPB Breaking News Workshop, "Impacts of Beetles on Hydrology & Forest Management".
Presentation on effects of mountain pine beetle attack on hydrologic regime of stands, resistance of vegetation, fuels, below-ground dynamics to MPB
Presentation on studies using simulated mountain pine beetle attacks to examine post-attack hydrologic response, vegetation and below-ground response.