Stand-level Results at the Robb Site: Impacts of Mountain Pine Beetle on Hydrology and Vegetative Redevelopment in Lodgepole Pine Forests of West-central Alberta

The objective of this part of the project is to provide an understanding of hydrologic responses to simulated MPB attacks of different severity (50% kill, 100% kill, and salvage logging) in mature lodgepole pine forests near Robb, AB.

The stand-level micro-climate and hydrology (rainfall inter-ception, transpiration, soil moisture, and groundwater) data was used to understand impacts to stand-level forest water balances through the phases of MPB attack, green to grey.