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The mountain pine beetle in novel pine forests: Predicting impacts in a warming environment

What will mountain pine beetle do in naive pine stands?

Mountain pine beetle (MPB) has significantly expanded its range in western Canada since 1970 as a result of a warming environment.

This project will model the role of climate in future MPB outbreaks. Understanding how climate will contribute to mountain pine beetle spread is critical to managing risks.

  • April 1 2011

    Project Begins

    Progress update: The project kicks off, led by Allan Carroll

  • September 18 2012

    Model Created

    Progress update: BC model modified for the foothills region

  • March 31 2013

    Project Completed

    Progress update: The project finishes on time

MPB Ecology Program QuickNote #6: Determining the Threat of Mountain Pine Beetle Range Expansion: The Impact of Phenology and Survival and the Potential for Spread

Note on study of effects of local and regional temperatures on mountain pine beetle development, survival and reproductive success.

  • Jun. 1, 2011
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Spring 2011 MPB Population Forecast Survey

Map of Alberta indicating relative status of the beetle population in each area.

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Recap of 2011 Mountain Pine Beetle Info Session

Presentations from the 2011 Mountain Pine Beetle program's information session.

Keith McClain

Program Lead

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